Lucknow Uttar Pradesh India January 15 ANI Ruling an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad'' on Saturday criticised Akhilesh Yadav for eyeing 'Dalit vote bank, saying the former chief minister does not want Dalits in his party.
In the last six months, Azad said he has held several meetings with Yadav.
In the end of all the discussions, I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he just wants Dalit vote bank. He humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen, Azad said at a press conference in Lucknow today.
Azad said his political outfit, the Azad Samaj Party, will not form an alliance with Samajwadi party.
Akhilesh Yadav has stitched together an alliance with several smaller parties to bolster the chances of SP returning to power in the upcoming state elections.
Azad said leaders of backward classes, Dalits and others are supporting Yadav with a belief that he will do social justice.
I believe that Akhilesh Yadav does not understand the meaning of social justice. It does not happen with words, Azad said.
As a dig at Yadav, Azad said that he is now behaved like the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP and that he is my elder brother, despite his silence over the atrocities on Dalits. I believe he should have called me, Azad said.
He said that we have decided that we will not form an alliance with him.