Bhim Army to contest Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2022: Report

Reports suggest Aazad and OP Rajbhar have decided to contest 2022 UP assembly polls together

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Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad said some worker had given him the Twitter account | PTI File

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president OP Rajbhar on Monday said Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad will join an Opposition front led by his party. The Dalit outfit leader and the former Uttar Pradesh minister held a meeting in this regard in Lucknow on Monday.

Aazad, who is popularly known as Ravan, will become a part of the Bhagidaari Sankalp Morcha, a front of eight political parties, SBSP general secretary Arvind Rajbhar told news agency PTI.

New Indian Express quoted an IANS report as saying the two leaders have decided to contest the 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh together as part of the larger alliance.

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“Bhim Army will also be a part of the front and a formal announcement will be made in the next few days. Today’s meeting also deliberated on this,” he said, adding that the meeting lasted for around half an hour.

Aazad could not be contacted for his comments despite repeated attempts.

Asked to comment on the stand of Aazad on the front, Arvind Rajbhar said: “He will become a part of the front.”

(With inputs from agencies)

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