Keshav Prasad Maurya
Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya.jpg
Maurya in 2022
Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
19 March 2017
Serving with Brijesh Pathak (from 25 March 2022)
Served with Dinesh Sharma (till 12 March 2022)
GovernorRam Naik (Till 2019)
Anandiben Patel (From 2019)
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Preceded byNarain Singh
Minister of Rural Development
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
25 March 2022
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Preceded byRajendra Pratap Singh
Minister of Public Works Department
Government of Uttar Pradesh
In office
19 March 2017 – 25 March 2022
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Succeeded byJitin Prasada
Minister of Food Processing Industries
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
19 March 2017
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council
Assumed office
9 September 2017
Constituencyelected by Legislative Assembly members
President of Bharatiya Janata Party, Uttar Pradesh
In office
8 April 2016 – 31 August 2017
Preceded byLaxmikant Bajpai
Succeeded byMahendra Nath Pandey
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
In office
26 May 2014 – 21 September 2017
Preceded byKapil Muni Karwariya
Succeeded byNagendra Pratap Singh Patel
ConstituencyPhulpur
Member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
2012–2014
Preceded byWachaspati
Succeeded byWachaspati
ConstituencySirathu
Personal details
Born (1969-05-07) 7 May 1969 (age 53)
Sirathu, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Residence(s)Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
EducationB.A
OccupationBusinessman, politician
Websitekeshavprasadmaurya.com
As of 17 December,, 2016
Source: [1]
Maurya, in the left, with Dinesh Sharma and Venkaiah Naidu in 2017
Maurya, in the left, with Dinesh Sharma and Venkaiah Naidu in 2017

Keshav Prasad Maurya (born 7 May 1969) is the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Life

On 8 April 2016, on the first day of Chaitra, he was appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party chief of Uttar Pradesh.[1] A member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he also participated in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.[1] Born in 1969, in Sirathu in Kausambhi district, adjoining Allahabad, Maurya went on to study Hindi Literature at the Hindu Sahitya Sammelan in Allahabad.[2]

Political career

Maurya has been associated with the RSS and the VHP-Bajrang Dal from an early age, holding the posts of Nagar Karyawah and VHP Pranth Sanghathan Mantri, among others. While being active in the gauraksha (cow-protection) movements. He also participated in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement. In the BJP, Maurya has been the regional (Kashi) coordinator of the backward class cell and the BJP Kisan Morcha.[1] He has contested the 2002, 2007 and 2012 assembly elections, he lost 2002 and 2007 elections but won 2012, and was the sitting MLA from Sirathu assembly constituency before getting elected as MP from the Phulpur seat in 2014 with a thumping five lakh votes and over 52 per cent votes.[2] In April 2016, he was made the state president of BJP in Uttar Pradesh.[3] Under his leadership, the BJP registered a historic victory in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. After the election results were out, he was considered a strong contender for the post of Chief Minister.[4][5][6] On 18 March 2017, he was appointed the deputy chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.[7]

He became the first MLA of BJP from Sirathu Tahseel in the year 2012. It was the first time when any MLA of BJP was elected from Sirathu Tahseel. And after two and half-years he became the MP from Phoolpur from BJP. He got the ministries of public works department (PWD), food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department.[8][9]

References

  1. ^ a b c Rashid, Omar (8 April 2016). "Keshav Prasad Maurya: 'Gareebi, Sangh aur OBC'". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 January 2017. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Biography :Keshav Prasad Maurya". OneIndia.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  3. ^ "From tea seller to state party chief, Keshav Maurya is BJP's face in UP". Hindustan Times. 9 April 2016. Archived from the original on 13 November 2021. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  4. ^ "Uttar Pradesh election results: Who will be the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister?". The Economic Times. 11 March 2017. Archived from the original on 11 November 2021. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  5. ^ "UP election results 2017: The Chief Minister hopefuls". The Indian Express. 12 March 2017. Archived from the original on 13 November 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  6. ^ "How they won". India Today. 18 March 2017. Archived from the original on 13 November 2021. Retrieved 14 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Keshav Prasad Maurya, the deputy CM rewarded for BJP win in UP". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2 March 2021. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  8. ^ "CM Yogi Adityanath keeps home, revenue: UP portfolio allocation highlights", Hindustan Times, 22 March 2017, archived from the original on 26 October 2019, retrieved 22 March 2017
  9. ^ "Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath allocates portfolios, keeps home", Live Mint, 23 March 2017, archived from the original on 26 March 2017, retrieved 26 March 2017
Lok Sabha Preceded byKapil Muni Karwariya Member of Parliamentfor Phulpur 2014–2017 Succeeded byNagendra Pratap Singh Patel