His statement comes days after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's controversial 'abba jaan' remarks, also apparently targeting the SP and the Muslim community.
Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls will be decisive, pave way for Lok Sabha elections: Keshav Prasad Maurya
Maurya said the elections will be fought under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and added that the next CM will be decided by the central leadership and elected MLAs.
The lunch gathering aimed at presenting a show of unity and conveying a larger message of all being well within the party.
This is the second visit by the central leaders this month as the party sets in motion preparations for the crucial assembly polls next year in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"It does not matter under whose leadership the election is being fought. The BJP is the largest party in the world. It is not a private limited company, Maurya added.
The BJP leader also rebutted claims that 'Didi' was still a craze in poll-bound West Bengal in terms of posters and banners.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also reacted on this controversy saying that the person who was behind the partition of India cannot be accorded respect here.
BJP blighted in bypolls, loses all three Uttar Pradesh, Bihar Lok Sabha seats including bastion Gorakhpur
The shocker for the BJP came days after its surprise win in three northeastern states, including Tripura, where it scripted history, demolishing the Left citadel of 25 years.
UP Lok Sabha bypoll results HIGHLIGHTS | Samajwadi Party wins Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha seats, hands massive defeats to ruling BJP
With the Bahujan Samaj Party backing its bitter rival Samajwadi Party, the Bharatiya Janata Party suffered massive shock defeats in both the constituencies.
Dismissing the allegation, the deputy CM said the BJP does not believe in such things after Yadav's statement that a number of photographs purportedly showed BJP leaders with the Dera chief.