The Bhim Army, an Uttar Pradesh-based Dalit rights organisation, is all set to enter the electoral fray in the Bihar Assembly polls after tying up with Rajesh Ranjan aka Pappu Yadav’s Jan Adhikar Party on Monday to form the Progressive Democratic Alliance.
Social Democratic Front of India, the political outfit of Popular Front of India, and Bahujan Mukti Party are also part of the new alliance.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad said the organisation will contest the polls through its political front Azad Samaj Party, which he heads.
“We will go wherever there is a fight for justice and equality. This alliance has been formed to check communal forces and caste violence....They live in air-conditioned rooms, and fail to come out to agitate against atrocities,” he said.
Pappu said: “Its time to end the sin of 30 years of the RJD and the NDA. They destroyed a progressive state like Bihar. Nitish did not help the migrant workers trapped in various parts of the country during the lockdown...”