The Bhim Army has announced that it will only support candidates fielded jointly by the opposition parties against BJP but will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar alias Ravan said Dalits and Muslims of the nation should unite and come under one banner to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) “which talks of changing the Constitution”.
“Neither are we going to constitute a (political) party nor will we contest (Lok Sabha elections). We will make ‘Bahujan Samaj’ aware and unite them against the BJP,” he told media.
“The BSP (Bahujan Samaj Party) is strong and I want a strong alliance of other parties with it. I also appeal to all (non-BJP parties) to contest the elections under the leadership of (BSP supremo) Mayawati. I ask all Dalit organisations to unite,” he said.
The BSP chief said that he supports “Muslim brothers” of this country. He called upon Muslims to unite against BJP, DNA reports.
“We will uproot the BJP, which talks of changing the Constitution,” he said.
The Bhim Army chief said the saffron party is simply taking refuge in sensitive issues like Ram Temple during elections and that even Lord Ram will not save them.
He visited Ayodhya when he learned Muslims were migrating from the temple town to other places.
“I have got some messages that Muslims are migrating. I have realised that there is no such situation here,” he said.
“I met officers and they assured me that they will not let any such thing (migration) happen and yesterday’s event also passed off peacefully,” the chief said referring to Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Dharam Sabha’ to press for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.