The Deputy Chief Minister of UP –
Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya
Shri. Keshav Prasad Maurya (born 7 May 1969) is an Indian politician who is the current Deputy Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and contested the Indian general elections, 2014 from the Phulpur parliamentary constituency of Allahabad district and won it.
On 11 January 2016, 12 BJP party leaders were expelled from the party for attacking Maurya one week earlier in Ballia, and two other cases were filed against two more BJP leaders.
On 8 April 2016, on the first day of Chaitra, he was declared Bharatiya Janata Party chief of Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Like his party’s top leader – Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Maurya sold tea in his youth at his father’s stall in their village. A member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, he also participated in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement.
Born in 1969, in Sirathu in Kausambhi district, adjoining Allahabad, Maurya went on to study Hindi Literature at the Hindu Sahitya Sammelan in Allahabad. Hailing from a humble farming family, Maurya sold tea and newspapers during his childhood. Maurya Family runs Petrol Pump & Schools in Sirathu Area & Also Holding the Director position of Kamdhenu Logistics private limited with his son Yogesh Maurya.
The factors what went in his favour, party sources say, is his humble beginning, deep association with the Sangh and his OBC (Shakya) background. “Gareebi, Sangh and OBC, the trajectory is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said a BJP leader, quite pleased by the likeness.
Shri. Maurya is relatively young and his full-time karyakarta background is expected to boost the morale of the BJP-RSS cadre. His RSS upbringing will also provide “energy and help in connecting RSS cadre,” a senior BJP leader said. Since Mr. Maurya is an MP and “won’t have the burden of fighting elections in 2017, he will devote his time entirely to focus on winning the elections,” Mr. Chandramohan said, hailing him as an “aggressive leader.”
Though he keeps a low-profile and is not popular outside the Kaushambi-Allahabad-Varanasi belt, Maurya’s pro-Hindutva image, and his promotion could be a sign of things to come. He 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.
He has contested the 2002, 2007 and 2012 assembly elections 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.
As on March 18, 2017 he has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
He got the ministries of public works department (PWD), food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department.
The Deputy Chief Minister of UP –
Shri Dinesh Sharma
Shri. Dinesh Sharma is an Indian Politician who serves as Deputy Chief Minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. He previously served as the mayor of Lucknow, the state capital. A university professor by profession, he is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and he has held various roles in the party.Dr. Sharma is Brahman By caste.
Shri. Sharma’s political talent was first noticed by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Like many politicians in the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sharma began his political career with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the student wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He was later named the state President of the BJP’s Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (Youth Wing). Sharma was subsequently elected as Mayor of Lucknow in 2006. He stood for re-election in 2012 and defeated his nearest rival, Neeraj Bora of the Indian National Congress by over 1.71 lakh votes. On 16 August 2014 he became the National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party, following his contribution to the party’s success in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. On March 19, 2017, he was appointed as one of two Deputy Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh. He is not an elected member of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly and will have to either be elected from a vacant seat there or join the Legislative Council (Upper House) within six months.
He got the ministries of Higher and Secondary Education, Science and Technology, Electronics and IT departments.