Chandrashekhar Azad will fight Modi from Varanasi seat

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: March 14, 2019

Announcement comes after meeting with Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi who said that their meeting was not of political nature. The Bhim Army Chief said that he won’t allow PM Modi to win any Lok Sabha seat from Uttar Pradesh.


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New Delhi: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad said he will fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from whichever seat Prime Minister Narendra Modi contests from in Uttar Pradesh. Even if it is from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, he said he doesn't want Modi to win the election by fighting against weak candidates.
 
"I am afraid that a weaker candidate should not contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by defeating whom he easily walks into the Lok Sabha. I will not let the murderer of my Muslim, Dalit and OBC brothers go to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh," said Azad.
 
He said that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi visited and enquired about his health.
 
"She asked about my health and well being. She came on her own and I did not invite her, I will not invite others also," he said.
 
Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar undergoing treatment at a hospital said that the meeting has no political implications but is rather her support to the voice of a youth fighting against the central government.
 
"It is to be seen from the perspective that he is a youth and is struggling. He is raising his voice and saying to society to hear his pain. But this government is so arrogant that it wants to suppress the youth. The government doesn't want to hear the voice of youth," said Priyanka Gandhi.
 
Chandrashekhar Azad and his supporters were taken in custody on Tuesday for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by using more than the stipulated number of motorcycles in a political rally.
 
Chandrashekhar was taken ill soon after being detained, following which he was admitted to Anand Hospital in Meerut.
 
They were taken into custody when they were planning to take out a procession to Muzaffarnagar on motorcycles and other vehicles, in violation of the model code of conduct, set in since announcement of poll schedule by the Election Commission of India.
 
Senior Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar said: "Azad organised a rally and violated the Model Code of Conduct on Monday. The local officials tried to stop them, but he continued with his rally. He was held for four hours in a private school."
 
Police said the rally had been organised without required permission at Kasimpura village by Azad. When the police tried to stop the rally, they resisted and later blocked Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway.
 
On Tuesday, Azad started a 'Padayatra' from Saharanpur to Delhi and announced to address a rally in New Delhi on March 15.