Bheem Army chief Chandrashekhar, who is undergoing treatment in a Meerut hospital, has said he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from any constituency that the PM would be contesting from.
Putting a stamp on his intentions of jumping into the fray in the Lok Sabha polls, Chandrashekhar said he would contest the election against Narendra Modi from anywhere in the country.
Earlier, the Bheem Army chief had announced that the outfit would not participate in the elections.
Chandrasekhar was was brought to Anand Hospital in Meerut on Tuesday in a critical condition. His condition is now stated to be improving but it is not clear when he would be discharged.
Meanwhile, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi visited Anand Hospital on Wednesday and met Chandrashekhar. She said she liked the “josh” and struggle of the Bheem Army leader. Priyanka Gandhi was accompanied by Jyotiraditya Scindia and Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar. She inquired about the health of Chandrasekhar.
In a brief interaction with the media outside the hospital, Priyanka said she was not there for political reasons but she liked the “josh” and “sangharsh” of the young man.
“He is young, struggling and trying to raise his voice,” she said, adding that he
was saying to the society that they should listen to his pain but this government was trying to crush his voice.