Articles about Keshav Prasad Maurya

Keshav Prasad Maurya is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician from the state of Uttar Pradesh. He was born in a modest agrarian family and used to assist his father in selling tea by the roadside. He was associated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) soon after completing his education and participated in the activities conducted by the organization. He emerged as a young leader in the Ram Janmabhoomi movement in the 1990s. On the insistence of VHP's senior leader, Ashok Singhal, Maurya entered active politics in the 2000s and started working as a BJP Karyakarta in Uttar Pradesh. He was elected as the first-ever BJP candidate from the Sirathu constituency to the State Legislative Assembly in the 2012 UP elections. Maurya served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly till 2014, when he contested and won from the Phulpur constituency in the Lok Sabha elections held that year. In 2016, he was made the state president of BJP, ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls. BJP won an emphatic victory in the elections, and Maurya became the Deputy CM along with Dinesh Sharma under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

21 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh
After madrasas survey, Yogi government to focus on Waqf properties

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to conduct a survey of all Waqf assets in the state, while a survey of madrasas has already sparked controversy.

UP CM Adityanath lays stone of Ram Temple's main building

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday laid the foundation stone of the main building of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya amid Vedic chants.

26 Mar 2022

Narendra Modi
Yogi's first big decision: Free ration for 15 crore people

After taking oath as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the second term, Yogi Adityanth on Saturday took his first big decision of extending UP's free ration scheme for three months for 15 crore people.

21 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi
Ahead of UP elections, Modi transfers Rs. 1,000cr to SHGs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday transferred Rs. 1,000 crore to bank accounts of various self-help groups in Uttar Pradesh.

05 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh
UP: Video shows farmers being run over by SUV

A video has surfaced on social media showing a black SUV apparently running over protesting farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh.

25 Nov 2020

Yogi Adityanath
Ayodhya's airport to carry Lord Ram's name after Cabinet approval

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday cleared a proposal to name the airport in Ayodhya as the Maryada Purushottam Sri Ram Airport, in honor of the Hindu deity.

29 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Migrant workers to face 14-day quarantine in UP, Bihar

Lakhs of migrant workers who are being ferried to their homes in spite of a nationwide lockdown will face a mandatory quarantine in their native states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, a report stated.

21 Mar 2020

Yogi Adityanath
Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

07 Dec 2019

Yogi Adityanath
Unnao becomes UP's 'rape capital'; 86 cases reported this year

A day after the Unnao rape victim died, a report states that the district now qualifies as the "rape capital" of Uttar Pradesh.

27 Aug 2019

Yogi Adityanath
Bulandshahr violence: Slain cop's family wants accused back in jail

Days after seven men accused of inciting violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr last year were given bail, the family of the cop who lost his life in the mayhem has asked Uttar Pradesh government to send them back to jail.

26 Aug 2019

Uttar Pradesh
Bulandshahr-violence accused get hero's welcome, UP-government says 'no big deal'

For the Uttar Pradesh government, the hero's welcome bestowed on men, accused of inciting violence in Bulandshahr which led to the death of a cop, is no "big deal".

23 Jun 2019

Uttar Pradesh
Unlike Rahul, Smriti decides to build her house in Amethi

For more than a decade, Uttar Pradesh's Amethi had an absent parliamentarian- Rahul Gandhi.

29 Jan 2019

Yogi Adityanath
In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

For the first time after being made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will chair a cabinet meeting outside the state capital Lucknow.

24 Sep 2018

Mulayam Singh Yadav
People want 'mazboot', not 'majboor' govt: UP Deputy CM

UP Deputy CM, Keshav Prasad Maurya, today said people want a "mazboot" (strong) and not a "majboor" (helpless) government at the Center.

25 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi
Rashtriya 'Shia' Samaj vows to support Modi in Lok-Sabha elections

Shia community under the banner of RSS (Rashtriya Shia Samaj) has decided to support Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

06 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh
SP dares BJP to hold UP-assembly, LS-polls together in 2019

Buoyed by opposition victory in key Lok Sabha by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today dared the BJP government at the Center to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state in 2019.

15 May 2018

Samajwadi Party
Varanasi: Under-construction flyover collapses killing 12; many others trapped

In a tragic incident, at least 12 people lost their lives when an under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi's Cantonment area in Uttar Pradesh.

24 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi
For dinner with Yogi, Dalit family asked to 'keep-it-simple'

As part of BJP's 'Gram Swaraj Abhiyaan', which was launched by PM Narendra Modi on Ambedkar Jayanti, UP CM Yogi Adityanath will dine at a Dalit's house in village Kadhai Madhupur under Patti assembly segment of Pratapgarh, reports HT.

16 Apr 2018

Yogi Adityanath
For Guru-Nanak Jayanti in November, BJP-leaders tweet greetings in April

Many ministers of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Sunday, wished Guru Nanak Jayanti. There is only one problem. The birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism falls on November 23, this year.

08 Apr 2018

Yogi Adityanath
Akhilesh Yadav says BSP-SP will fight 2019 elections together

In an NDTV interview, Akhilesh Yadav confirmed Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will form an alliance for 2019 general elections.

05 Apr 2018

SP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti to strengthening new-bond with BSP

Samajwadi Party, which has found a new political bonhomie in the BSP, is all set to celebrate Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14 in a grand manner.

One year of Yogi govt: Anti-graft portal launched, jobs announced

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday launched an anti-graft portal as his government completed its first year in office.

14 Mar 2018

UP bypolls: BJP-SP in tough fight in Gorakhpur and Phulpur

The by-election results for two LS seats in UP, Gorakhpur and Phulpur, will be declared today.

11 Mar 2018

UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls

The voting for the by-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats has begun amid tight security, said a report.

04 Mar 2018

To fight BJP, BSP-SP alliance on the cards

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has announced that it will support once bitter rival Samajwadi Party (SP) in the ensuing Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls.

31 Jan 2018

Bareilly DM removes FB post on Kasganj violence after rebuke

Bareilly DM RV Singh has apologized for his Facebook post on the Kasganj violence, after the administration threatened action against him.

30 Jan 2018

Why raise anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim areas?: Bareilly DM

The Bareilly district magistrate (DM) created a controversy with his Facebook post, asking why people raise anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim areas.

02 Oct 2017

Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

Massive communal violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur during a Tazia procession on Muharram on 1 October.

31 Jul 2017

Yogi Adityanath
With eyes on Yadav votes, Shah dines at party-worker's house

After plucking Janata Dal (United)'s Nitish Kumar out of the opposition, BJP mastermind Amit Shah now has his sight set on Samajwadi Party's Yadav vote bank.

12 Apr 2017

Narendra Modi
Ram Mandir: VHP confident Modi, Adityanath would ensure temple

VHP international joint general secretary Surendra Jain expressed confidence that PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath would come up with a certain way for the building of Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

26 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi
Yogi Adityanath: Fali Nariman questions appointment as UP CM

Eminent jurist Fali Nariman questioned the appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, asking PM Modi if this was the start of a Hindu state.

26 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi
Government slams New York Times' editorial for criticizing Modi

The external affairs ministry has questioned the wisdom behind New York Times' editorial which criticized PM Modi for making Yogi Adityanath the CM of Uttar Pradesh.

25 Mar 2017

UP CM Adityanath shifts Deputy CM from office

UP Chief Minister Adityanath, has asked Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to vacate his office on the fifth floor of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan (Annexe) building.

23 Mar 2017

UP CM Yogi Adityanath distributes portfolios, keeps Home for himself

Yogi Adityanath retained the crucial home ministry, among others, in an attempt to keep a check on UP's dismal law and order. However, finance has gone to veteran Rajesh Agarwal.

20 Mar 2017

Yogi Adityanath
Yogi Appointment: BJP Planning ahead to 2019?

Yogi Adityanath's appointment as CM of UP has been met with anxiety and uncertainty by media and civil society. A Hindutva hardliner, the Yogi's appointment was termed "surprising" by many.

20 Mar 2017

Yogi Adityanath, UP CM, asks for asset details of ministers

Yogi Adityanath, in his first decision as UP CM, has asked all ministers to declare income and assets within 15 days.

19 Mar 2017

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of UP

Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as Uttar Pradesh's CM today. The ceremony was attended by Modi, Amit Shah, Advani, amongst others.

18 Mar 2017

Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM

The BJP has appointed their MP Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur, as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998.

18 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi
Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM, 2 deputy CMs chosen

The BJP has appointed their MP Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur, as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998.

15 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi
Rajnath dismisses talk of him being UP CM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has dismissed reports of him being a probable candidate for the UP Chief Minister's post, saying, "these discussions are futile and unnecessary."