In a major setback of Grand Alliance of BSP–SP-RLD in Uttar Pradesh, Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan on Monday announced his support Congress Candidate Imran Masood from Saharanpur Parliamentary Seat.
This came hours after Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati hit out at Bhim Army Chief calling him ‘BJP’s Agent’ and lashed at him for dividing Dalit voters of the state.
The Saharanpur Lok Sabha Seat will have three-way competition with Congress Candidate Imran Masood taking on BJP’s Raghav Lakhanpal and Grand Alliance’s Haji Fazlur Rehman.
The announcement of Bhim Army Chief supporting Imran Masood was slated to be declared during Priyanka Gandhi’s Public rally but was cancelled because of the bad weather.
It should be noted that Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi who along UP Chief Raj Babbar and UP West General Secretary Jyotiraditya Scindia visited Azad in Anand Hospital at Meerut after he was detained in March last month.
Earlier, Bhim Army Leader Vinay Ratan Singh lashed out at Indian National Congress and accused them of doing nothing for the community in its 60 years of rule.
Bhim Army Chief support to Imran Masood in Saharanpur is seen as a big boost for the party and its Candidate for the mega battle of ballots.
Saharanpur to elect a new MP is voting today, on the first phase.
Apart from this, Bhim Army Chief also announced his support to NCP-Congress alliance in a Maharashtra for the mega polls 2019.
Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan has announced his party's support to Congress, NCP, RPI (K), Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathan & People's Republican party, in Maharashtra. pic.twitter.com/v6fBdhW8aQ
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2019
Maharashtra has a total of 48 Lok Sabha seats. The remaining 4 seats has been shared with small allies including Bahujan Vikas Aghadi on 1 seat, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana on 2 seats, Yuva Swabhimani Paksha on 1 seat.
General Elections 2019 would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19.
Results for the crucial Lok Sabha Polls will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting. Seven Lok Sabha Seats of Maharashtra is voting today.