‘Akhilesh doesn’t want Dalit leaders, he wants Dalits to vote him’: Bhim Army chief

Ruling out the possibility of an alliance with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad accused Yadav of insulting Dalits.

“After all the discussions, in the end, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants Dalit vote bank,” Azad said at a press conference.

“I have had a lot of meetings with Akhilesh Yadav in the last 6 months. Meanwhile, positive things also happened but in the end I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not need Dalits. He does not want Dalit leaders in this alliance. He wants Dalits to vote for him,” Azad said.

“He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen,” said the Dalit leader.

Azad alleged that Akhilesh Yadav could not understand “social justice” and kept silent on matters related to Dalits.

“My fight for social justice will continue. I will unite the Opposition or else I will fight myself,” he said.

While speaking to reporters, Bhim Army chief said that he will tell in two days about whom to go for election. “Otherwise, we will fight alone,” he added.

Uttar Pradesh will go to polls on February 10. The seven-phase election will get over on March 7, and the results will be declared on March 10.