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Keshav Prasad Maurya
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
Bharatiya Janata Party
and contested the Indian general elections, 2014
Indian general elections, 2014
from the Phulpur parliamentary constituency of Allahabad
Allahabad
district and won it.[1] On 8 April 2016, on the first day of Chaitra, he was declared Bharatiya Janata Party
Bharatiya Janata Party
chief of Uttar Pradesh,[2] 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
Ram Janmabhoomi
movement. [3] Born in 1969, in Sirathu
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
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. 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
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
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
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. Political career[edit] He got the ministries of public works department (PWD), food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department.[4][5] References[edit]

^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Eciresults.nic.in. Archived from the original on 17 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-17.  ^ Rashid, Omar (8 April 2016). "Keshav Prasad Maurya: 'Gareebi, Sangh aur OBC'". The Hindu.  ^ " Keshav Prasad Maurya
Keshav Prasad Maurya
- NewsPatrolling.com - Best news cum content syndication site online". www.newspatrolling.com.  ^ "CM  Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath
keeps home, revenue: UP portfolio allocation highlights", Hindustan Times, 22 March 2017  ^ " Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
CM Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Adityanath
allocates portfolios, keeps home", Live Mint, 23 March 2017 

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Preceded by Kapil Muni Karwariya Member of Parliament for Phulpur 2014 – 2017 Succeeded by Nagendra Pratap Singh Patel

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Yogi Adityanath
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ministry (2017–)

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath

Deputy Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh: Keshav Prasad Maurya
Keshav Prasad Maurya
and Dinesh Sharma

Cabinet Ministers

Animal Husbandry

S. P. Singh Baghel

Agriculture

Surya Pratap Shahi

Urban Development

Suresh Kumar Khanna

Labour

Swami Prasad Maurya

Industrial Development

Satish Mahana

Finance

Rajesh Agarwal

Women and Child Development

Rita Bahuguna

Power

Shrikant Sharma

Health

Siddharth Nath Singh

Forest and Environment

Dara Singh Chauhan

Law

Brajesh Pathak

Technical Education

Ashutosh Tandon

Minority Affairs

Mohsin Raza

Public Works Department

Keshav Prasad Maurya

Higher Education

Dinesh Sharma

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Members of the 16th Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
from Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
State

GE 2014

Ajay Kumar Mishra Akshay Yadav Anju Bala Anupriya Patel Anshul Verma Ashok Kumar Doharey Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma Bharat Singh Bhairon Prasad Mishra Bhartendu Singh Bhola Singh Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh Chhotelal Choudhary Babulal Daddan Mishra Devendra Singh Dharmendra Kashyap Dharmendra Yadav Dimple Yadav Harivansh Singh Hari Om Pandey Harish Dwivedi Harinarayan Rajbhar Hema Malini Hukum Singh Jagdambika Pal Kalraj Mishra Kamlesh Paswan Kanwar Singh Tanwar Kaushal Kishore Keshav Prasad Maurya Kirti Vardhan Singh Krishna Pratap Krishna Raj Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel Kunwar Sarvesh Kumar Singh Lallu Singh Mahendra Nath Pandey Mukesh Rajput Mahesh Sharma Maneka Gandhi Manoj Sinha Mulayam Singh Yadav Mulayam Singh Yadav Murali Manohar Joshi Naipal Singh Narendra Modi Neelam Sonkar Niranjan Jyoti Pankaj Choudhary Priyanka Singh Rawat Raghav Lakhanpal Rahul Gandhi Rajendra Agrawal Rajesh Diwakar Rajesh Pandey Rajesh Verma Rajnath Singh Rajveer Singh Ram Shankar Ram Charitra Nishad Ravindra Kushawaha Rekha Verma Sakshi Maharaj Sanjeev Balyan Santosh Kumar Gangwar Satyapal Singh Satyapal Singh
Satyapal Singh
Saini Satish Kumar Gautam Savitri Bai Phule Sharad Tripathi Shyama Charan Gupta Sonia Gandhi Uma Bharti Varun Gandhi Vinod Kumar Sonkar Virendra Singh V K Singh Yashwant Singh Yogi Adityanath

By-election 2014

Tej Pratap Singh Yadav

Pre-by poll: Mulayam Singh Yadav
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