He also hit out at ally Shiv Sena for the remarks of his chief,saying no one can confine Ram Lalla in jail, he said in a telephonic interview with PTI. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, during his two-day visit to Ayodhya last month, had said that when he visited the place where Lord Ram was seated, it looked like he was going to a jail.
Addressing a 'Samajik Pratinidhi Baithak' organised by UP BJP's Backward Cell, Maurya said, "During the Congress government's stint, only 15 paise out of one rupee used to reach the beneficiary.
Religious by nature, Lucknow Mayor Sharma's assent to the post of the deputy CM is considered as a move that could prove to be beneficial for the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
BJP sources say that Sinha is a front runner because he is an ‘Ajatshatru’ – a man without enemies.
"BJP this election has worked on non-Yadav OBC and upper caste mobilisation. If this combination is successful in bringing BJP back to power in UP, then the CM could be from either of the communities," Sumit Pande of CNN-News18 says.