Swati Singh, Sarojini Nagar MLA and wife of leader Daya Shankar Singh, has been appointed a minister in Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government. The move can be seen as an apparent message to Mayawati, who had demanded strict action against Swati Singh’s husband Daya Shankar Singh after he allegedly made derogatory remarks against Bahujan Samaj Party supremo.
Dayashankar, who was serving as vice-president of BJP’s state unit, was expelled from the party for six years. Swati Singh, who was a debutant in politics and came in news when BSP leaders raised allegedly raised obscene slogans against Dayashankar’s daughter, sister and herself during a protest in Lucknow. Swati, who always stayed away from limelight, came to front and filed police complaints against Mayawati and other BSP. Later, the leader was appointed as the party’s Mahila Morcha president. The leader was also fielded from Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar seat against Samajwadi Party’s Anurag Yadav.
Swati once again made headlines when she approached Election Commission claiming a threat to her life from SP candidate Anurag Yadav and his supporters. In a memorandum to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh and poll observer, Singh claimed that she has a threat to her life following the incidents of assault on BJP workers in Sarojini Nagar area.
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Much to Swati Singh’s delight, her husband Dayashanker Singh’s suspension was revoked by UP BJP chief Keshav Prasad Maurya, a day after she emerged victorious from Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar constituency by a comfortable margin. Adityanath was been sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. The oath-taking ceremony was administrated by governor Ram Naik at a function in Lucknow’s Kanshiram memorial ground. BJP UP Chief Keshav Prasad Maurya who was one of the front runners for the post also took oath as the new Deputy Chief Minister along with party’s National Vice-President Dinesh Sharma.