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The Free Press Journal|January 14, 2022
Another OBC minister quits; Brahmins not too happy either; setback to BJP's much-hyped social engineering
RASHMI SHARMA

The BJP in UP is in a deep hole.

On Thursday, yet another influential backward leader and minister, Dharam Singh Saini, deserted the Yogi Adityanath government and announced his decision to join the Samajwadi Party. Interestingly, only 24 hours ago, Saini, a four-time MLA from Nakud in Saharanpur, had quashed reports that he was leaving the BJP.

The resignation followed a similar pattern, with Akhilesh Yadav sharing a photo with his latest "trophy" and "welcoming him".

Yet again, Yadav used the hashtag ‘Mela Hobe' tweaked version of the Trinamool Congress's wildly successful buzzword "Khela Hobey (game on)". The near identical resignation letters, posted on Twitter, indicated concerted planning and strategy, and not just an uncanny coincidence, sources pointed out.

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