UP Elections 2022: Bhim Army chief rules out alliance with Samajwadi Party, says Akhilesh wants Dalit vote bank but not Dalit leaders
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Saturday ruled out the possibility of an alliance with Samajwadi Party for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, alleging that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav wanted the Dalit vote bank but no Dalit leaders in the alliance.
Azad said he unified the ‘Bahujan Samaj’ and kept meeting Yadav over the last six months. He said he was in Lucknow for two days to meet Akhilesh Yadav but the latter insulted him by not calling him.
“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 only wants Dalits to vote for him,” Azad said today.