Accusing the Bahujan Samaj Party of going mushy on the Centre for the concern of central probe businesses, Azad Samaj Party chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Sunday pitched his new political outfit as an alternative choice to the Mayawati-led get together which he stated was dropping its identification by working in opposition to the ideas of its founder Kanshi Ram.
The Bhim Army chief, whose political outfit Azad Samaj Party launched final yr is looking for to determine itself as a defender of the rights of Dalits, different backward lessons and minorities, stated a “grand alliance” is the necessity of the hour for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls subsequent yr and all those that are severe about stopping the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from coming again to energy should be part of palms.
In an interview with PTI, Aazad stated he has no qualms in aligning with anyone, together with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), offered the target is to forge a robust alliance to defeat the Yogi Adityanath authorities which he alleged was working a “dictatorial” administration.
“We are in talks with all (opposition) parties. When any problem confronts the state and the country all parties discuss matters. In our party, the core committee is the supreme body and it will take a call on alliances,” the Azad Samaj Party chief stated, including that his get together has not formalised any tie-ups as of now for the meeting polls.
“Our efforts are directed at forging a grand alliance to take on the BJP for the sake of the people. This misrule must come to an end. So a grand alliance should be formed to stop the BJP,” the 34-year-old chief confused.
Calling for a standard minimal programme, he batted for having a coalition authorities in UP, saying when events get a maintain over energy alone then dictatorial conditions come up “as it is happening now”.
Asked in regards to the barbs directed at him by BSP chief Mayawati, he stated if somebody criticises him, he isn’t perturbed by it.
“I am not scared of criticism and allegations,” Mr Aazad stated.
To a pointed question on whether or not he was open to an alliance with the BSP for the meeting polls, he stated he was open to an alliance with all “anti-BJP” events.
However, Aazad was additionally scathing in his criticism of the Mayawati-led get together, whereas including that his variations with it have been ideological and never private.
“The BSP has lost its identity and it is because of its own actions, not due to anyone else. Look at 2012 (UP assembly polls), 2014 (Lok Sabha polls), 2017 (assembly polls) and 2019 (LS polls), they are in decline,” Aazad, often known as ”Raavan”, stated.
“Look at other states, now they (BSP) are getting less than 1 per cent votes, be it in Kerala, Assam, West Bengal. The BSP is in decline because its leaders don”t want to work on the ground level and only go to the people during elections and the people are understanding this,” he claimed.
Alleging that the BSP was ignoring its founder the late Kanshi Ram”s beliefs, Aazad alleged that the Mayawati-led get together was working in opposition to these ideas.
The BSP grew to become a nationwide get together in 12 years on the premise of these ideas however its nationwide get together standing can be at risk now, he stated.
Pointing to the BSP”s “decline”, he stated the Azad Samaj Party was not there in 2012, 2014, 2017 and 2019 polls, and the BSP was itself in charge for it.
“We have given an alternative to the people and showed our mettle with our work on the ground. We pledge to be with people before and after elections,” the Azad Samaj Party chief stated.
He additionally accused the BSP of going mushy on the Centre on numerous points for the concern of central probe businesses.
“When you have cases of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), ED (Enforcement Directorate), you are caught in the stranglehold of the Centre and you cannot put forward your views strongly,” Aazad stated.
“There are several such cases (on Mayawati) and also her brother,” he alleged, whereas asserting that his get together was enjoying the position of a accountable opposition regardless of being simply over a yr outdated.
Asked in regards to the Congress as a possible ally in UP, Aazad stated there was no rift with the get together however his outfit was elevating its voice wherever disadvantaged have been wronged and did so just lately in Congress-ruled Rajasthan.
“I don”t have a personal problem (with the Congress). All those who believe that the BJP must be stopped and that it has harmed the state, they must come together,” he asserted.
In the run as much as the UP meeting polls subsequent yr, Aazad is main a ”Bahujan Cycle Yatra” with the slogan ”Jaati Chorho Samaj Jodo” from July 1-21, looking for to “counter the communal atmosphere in the country and for uniting people”.
“The BJP works on the policy of divide and rule. We work on the politics of brotherhood and equality. Caste divisions create animosity between the people and because of this the country has lagged behind in development,” he stated.
The message of this rally is to interrupt caste obstacles and set up brotherhood, Aazad stated.
He accused the UP authorities of undermining reservation in appointments and finishing up “recruitment scams”. He additionally alleged that there was a significant subject of inflation and the declining legislation and order scenario within the state, with kidnappings of merchants changing into a norm and ladies and sisters not secure.
Aazad additionally hit out on the Yogi authorities over the violence in the course of the submitting of nominations in block pramukh polls, alleging that democracy was being “abducted” within the state.
Aazad launched his political outfit the Azad Samaj Party final yr on March 15 — the beginning anniversary of Kanshi Ram.
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