Home Politics Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad withdraws from Varanasi, to support SP-BSP alliance

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad withdraws from Varanasi, to support SP-BSP alliance

If my own people were not in my way, I would have shown you (Akhilesh) that if we can vote you to power, we can pull you down too," Azad had said in the past.

Sensing a defeat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Varanasi, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad has now announced that he would not contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi.

Bhim army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Wednesday decided not to contest, saying his outfit will support the SP-BSP alliance as Dalit vote should remain intact to defeat the BJP.

Ironically, the Dalit leader declared that he will support the Mahagathbandhan if they field Satish Chandra Mishra, the Brahmin face of the BSP and also the general secretary of the BSP supremo Mayawati.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Recently, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati had lashed out at Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Twitter calling him a BJP mole. She had alleged that Chandrashekhar contesting from Varanasi seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is a BJP conspiracy to divide the Dalit vote and take advantage.

Earlier, the Bhim army chief had accused Mishra of misleading Mayawati and conspiring against the Dalit group.

“I have decided not to contest from Varanasi because I do not want that my decision should strengthen the BJP or Modi in any way. We all want to defeat the BJP,” he said. Chandrashekhar had earlier said that he won’t contest from the seat if his candidature “strengthened” Modi.

Chandrashekhar Azad had reacted to Mayawati’s statement, said, “Our own people are calling us agents of the BJP, but I still want her to become prime minister.”

Earlier, at an event to mark BR Ambedkar Jayanti in Madhya Pradesh’s Mhow, he had targetted Mayawati saying that the “real well-wisher” of Dalits was Bhim Army and not Mayawati.

In the past, he had also attacked Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for giving promotion to officers who inflicted atrocities on Dalits.

“His (Akhilesh) father says in Parliament that he wants Modi to become prime minister again. They are agents of the BJP, not me. They call me an agent for questioning them. Yes, I am an agent of B R Ambedkar. If my own people were not in my way, I would have shown you (Akhilesh) that if we can vote you to power, we can pull you down too,” he had said.

Chandrashekhar Azad had announced at a rally in the national capital last month that he would contest against PM Modi from Varanasi and had welcomed the support of all parties, including the Congress, to take on the BJP.

Recently, Chandrashekhar Azad had threatened to indulge in violence by resorting to similar acts like Bhima Koregaon violence if their demands are not met. Interestingly, he had made these threats a day after he had met Congress General Secretary in charge of Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Don't Miss it: Exit Polls At A Glance

#MakePoliticsFunAgain Catch all the Latest on exit polls results with our summary

Most read articles recently

Here is what may have triggered Rajdeep Sardesai’s own colleague slamming him for being a pliant journalist

Anjana Om Kashyap, one of the Editors of Aaj Tak who conducted that interview interestingly took to Twitter today to castigate what appears to be her colleague, Rajdeep Sardesai.

Read this before you believe the ABP-Nielsen Exit Poll that gave NDA only 277 while others gave a thumping majority

While all other polls were giving a thumping majority to BJP and NDA, Nielsen chose to "customise" their survey and simply delete voter responses were overwhelmingly in favour of BJP.
Ravish Kumar has a mental breakdown as BJP set to form a government at centre, according to exit polls

NDTV journalist Ravish Kumar has a prolonged meltdown on his show after the Exit Polls predicted a landslide BJP victory

Most of the Exit Polls suggested that BJP may be well placed to form another government at the centre

After Anjana Om Kashyap, now Shweta Singh calls out Rajdeep Sardesai’s bias among others

Sweta Singh has called out the blatant bias in the Left media and even Rajdeep Sardesai among others.

Congress must die: Expelled AAP leader and Swaraj India President Yogendra Yadav

Yogendra Yadav said Congress is single biggest obstacle for creating an alternative

‘Journalists’ now use the fall of the Left in Australia to console themselves and insinuate that Modi can meet the same fate

Shekhar Gupta has hinged his argument that exit polls are untrustworthy based on the recent Australian elections, in which conservative coalition registered a victory against popular opinion and exit polls

After 2019 Exit Polls, Congress official handle also says ‘Aayega To Modi Hi’

Looks like after the 2019 Exit Polls predicted a thumping majority for BJP and PM Modi, Congress too is saying #AayegaToModiHi. 

Sensing a possible Modi victory, Rajdeep Sardesai proceeds to discredit his own channel’s Exit Poll even before it is aired

Sensing that PM Modi might just come back to power for a second term, he has proceeded to discredit his own channel's Exit Poll which is yet to be aired.

Are we jokers?: Miffed, Congress ally and Karnataka CM reveals that the state is mulling law to control electronic media

Kumaraswamy reiterated that the media ignored his good deeds and instead focused on false reports
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories

Latest articles

Connect with us

163,681FansLike
139,483FollowersFollow
63,471SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these

Share This Post With Your Friends & Fans: