Bheem Army chief Chandrashekhar aka Ravan has declared that his party would support the newly announced alliance between BSP and SP in the forthcoming general elections.
Chandrashekhar made his announcement at a programme organised to felicitate teachers of Bheem Army schools in Sant Ravidass Hostel of Saharanpur on Sunday. Addressing the gathering, he said he would extend support to the alliance. Chandrashekhar said BJP was anti-Dalit again, and it was proved after the government decided to provide reservation to upper castes.
Coming down heavily on the BJP, the Bheem Army chief advised his supporters not to cast votes in support of BJP even if their own brother was contesting on BJP ticket and asked the gathering to raise hands in support of the alliance.
Reiterating his decision to not contest the elections, he said, “Chandrashekhar is not saleable whatever is the offer.”
Appreciating the alliance of SP-BSP, Chandrashekhar said he too was in favour of a social alliance that could ensure defeat of BJP in the elections, adding that his dream had come true.
In his first interaction with the media after coming out of jail, Chandrashekhar had claimed that he would support such a Mahagathbandhan and work to ensure defeat of the BJP in the coming elections.
Also taking on UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remarks claiming that no riots occurred in UP during rule of BJP, he asked how could the CM make such a statement when Chandrashekhar himself was booked in many cases. He also criticised officials for denying Bheem Army permission to organise events.
It may be recalled that Bheem Army played a significant role in ensuring BJP’s defeat in the recent Kairana byelections. Bheem Army supporters came out in large numbers to vote in support of RLD candidate Tabbasum Hasan who had been pitted against BJP’s Mriganka Singh.