Keshav Maurya blames SP for delay in Municipal polls in UP

Keshav Maurya blames SP for delay in Municipal polls in UP :

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Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya alleged that the Opposition Samajwadi Party is accountable for the lengthening wait for the municipal polls in the state.
Maurya in a statement, on Wednesday, said that the opposition party is using the brother of a prominent SP leader to put hurdles since the SP does not want the elections to be held on schedule. The BJP and the Yogi government are prepared to hold civic body elections on time.
Earlier, Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Wednesday has directed  the UP government not to notify the municipal polls till December 20 next as a petition challenging  the  reservation system annoubced by the state government was pending before it.
“The Samajwadi Party leaders have an anti-Dalit and anti-women mentality. The Samajwadi Party is worried about the increasing representation of the deprived sections.The SP fears that if the elections are held now, it will suffer a significant loss in the urban bodies. Through a prominent party leader, the SP is attempting to raise obstacles in this situation,” he remarked.
Describing the reservation roster implemented by the Yogi government as Constitution-friendly, Maurya said that the BJP organization and the state government was committed to conduct municipal elections on time as per the Constitutional provisions.