UP: Another minister Dara Singh Chauhan quits

Continuing a flurry of exits that started with Swami Prasad Maurya’s shock resignation on Wednesday, another minister, Dara Singh Chauhan, has quit Yogi Adityanath’s cabinet in Uttar Pradesh.

This is the second Other Backward Class (OBC) leader to quit team Yogi just before the crucial polls next month.

Two ministers and four MLAs from the saffron party have quit so far and are set to join the Samajwadi Party of Akhilesh Yadav.

“I worked with dedication but I am resigning as I am hurt by this government’s oppressive attitude towards the backward, deprived sections, Dalits, farmers and unemployed youth and the neglect of quota for the backward and Dalits,” read Chauhan’s resignation.