Who is Swami Prasad Maurya and what impact will his exit from BJP have on Uttar Pradesh polls Maurya is the most high-profile leader to leave the BJP ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls beginning February 10. He was minister of labour, employment, coordination in the Yogi Adityanath government. Soon after his resignation, three more BJP legislators — Roshan Lal Verma, Brijesh Prajapati and Bhagwati Sagar — quit the party.