Kasganj, Jan 11 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mamtesh Shakya from Patiyali seat in Kasganj district on Tuesday termed reports of his joining the Samajwadi Party (SP) as mere rumours.
Shakya on Tuesday said that the report of him joining the SP along with Swami Prasad Maurya, who resigned from the Yogi cabinet, is baseless. He said that he has full faith in the BJP and wants to see Yogi Adityanath become the Chief Minister again.
He said that he is not leaving the BJP. The news of joining SP is just rumours, which is being spread by the opposition deliberately, he added.
It may be noted that Swami Prasad Maurya, an important member of the Yogi cabinet, resigned from his post this afternoon all of a sudden, after which there was speculation about him and some other BJP MLAs including Mamtesh Shakya joining the SP.