My full sup­port to SP-BSP al­liance: Bhim Army chief

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - | POLITICS POLICY - Mohd Dil­shad

Muzaffarnagar: Show­ing his sup­port to the newly formed SPBSP al­liance for the up­com­ing Lok Sabha elec­tions, Bhim Army chief Chan­drashekhar Azad said, “The al­liance has our full sup­port. We will do hard work to stop BJP from com­ing to power in the 2019 elec­tions.”

Azad was in the dis­trict to par­tic­i­pate in a Dalit event.

“There was an al­liance be­tween SP and BSP in 1993 which was an ide­o­log­i­cal one, but this al­liance now is a de­mand of the time. We will make this al­lian- ce stronger to stop BJP from com­ing to power and we will work hard to re­alise this,” he said.

Speak­ing on the the Cen­tre’s re­cent 10% quota for the eco­nom­i­cally weaker sec­tions of up­per castes, Azad said, “We do not sup­port the Cen­tre’s move. When the Dalit move­ment gets stronger, this quota will be abol­ished.” Azad had ear­lier ap­pealed to Dal­its, Mus­lims and OBCs not to cast vote in favour of BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha polls “if the Con­sti­tu­tion is to be pro­tected”.

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