Swami Prasad Maurya Wiki, Height, Age, Children, Family, Biography & More

Last Updated on August 29, 2021

Swami Prasad Maurya (born 2 January 1954) is an Indian politician and a member of the 17th Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh of India. He represents the Padrauna constituency of Uttar Pradesh and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party which he joined after a long stint with Bahujan Samaj Party. Maurya has been a Member of the legislative assembly for five terms, has been minister in the government of Uttar Pradesh, Leader of the house and Leader of opposition. He is currently serving as Cabinet Minister for Labour, Employment and Co-ordination in Yogi Adityanath ministry. His daughter Sanghmitra Maurya (MP from Budaun) was elected to Lok Sabha in 2019.

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Minister of Labour, Employment, Coordination in
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
March 2017
Chief MinisterYogi Adityanath
Leader of the Opposition in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
March 2012 – June 2016
Leader of the House for Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
In office
May 2002 – August 2003
MLA, Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh
Assumed office
March 2017
ConstituencyPadrauna (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
In office
March 2012 – March 2017
In office
March 2007 – March 2012
Preceded byRatanjit Pratap Narain Singh
In office
March 2002 – May 2007
Succeeded byAjay Pal Singh
In office
October 1996 – March 2002
Preceded byGajhadar Singh
Personal details
Born2 January 1954 (age 67)
Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Other political
Bahujan Samaj Party
Spouse(s)Shiva Maurya
Children2, including Sanghmitra Maurya
ParentsBadlu Maurya
Alma materAllahabad University
ProfessionLawyer Agriculturist

Early life and education

Maurya was born on 2 January 1954 in Chakwadh, Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh to Badlu Maurya. He is married to Shiva Maurya, with whom he has a son and a daughter. His daughter is a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Budaun. He attended the Allahabad University and attained Bachelor of Laws and Master of Arts degrees.

Political career

Maurya has been a MLA for five terms. He represented the Padrauna constituency and is a member of the Bhartiya Janta Party political party. He was previously a member of Bahujan Samaj Party and was elected in the assembly as a member of BSP. On 22 June 2016, Maurya resigned from all party posts alleging “money for ticket” syndicate being run by the party, this claim was later denied by the BSP supremo Mayawati in a press conference on the same day, where she thanked Maurya for doing courtesy on the party for leaving on his own, otherwise he was about to be expelled for promoting dynastic politics within BSP.

In July 2016, Maurya announced that the formation of his organisational unit called Loktantrik Bahujan Manch which launched at Lucknow’s Ramabai Ambedkar Rally Ground.

In March 2017, he is appointed as Cabinet Minister in Uttar Pradesh Government. He go ministries of Labour and Employment exchanges, Urban employment and Poverty alleviation in Yogi Adityanath ministry.

On 21 August 2019, After first cabinet expansion of Yogi Adityanath his ministry department changed as Minister of Labour, Employment, Co-ordination.

Posts Held

01Oct-1996Mar-2002Member, 13th Legislative Assembly
02Mar-1997Oct-1997Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh
03Sep-2001Oct-2001Leader of the opposition, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
04Mar-2002May-2007Member, 14th Legislative Assembly
05May-2002Aug-2003Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh
06May-2002Aug-2003Leader of the House, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
07Aug-2003Sep-2003Leader of the opposition, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly
08May-2007Nov-2009Cabinet Minister in the Government of Uttar Pradesh
09Nov-2009Mar-2012Member, 15th Legislative Assembly
10November 2007March 2012Cabinet Minister in Smt. Mayawati Cabinet
11March 2012March 2017Member, 16th Legislative Assembly
12March 2012June 2016Leader of the opposition, Uttar Pradesh Legislative AssemblyResigned
13March 2017IncumbentMember, 17th legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh
14March 2017IncumbentCabinet Minister for Labour, Employment, Coordination.

Personal life

Maurya is a Buddhist and an Ambedkarite, follower of B. R. Ambedkar. He converted to Buddhism from Hinduism. His daughter, Sanghmitra Maurya, was elected to Lok Sabha in 2019 General Elections.

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