Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad detained for violating code of conduct.
Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad at ‘Hunkar Rally’ in New Delhi. (Express photo: Praveen Khanna)
“I am going to Banaras and I will need your help to defeat him. I am going there because he is anti-Dalit and he must know that he will be punished for it. He must know, in democracy, the public is everything,” Azad said while addressing a gathering in a ‘Hunkar Rally’ at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.
Taking a dig at PM Modi for washing the feet of sanitation workers who worked at the Kumbh mela, Azad said, “When I announced we will fight from Banaras, Modi could be seen washing feet of our brothers.” He also called on voters to remember the sacrifice of Rohith Vemula before stepping out to cast their votes.
Stating that he does not aspire to be a politician, Azad pointed out that he wants to send out a message to Modi that “there is someone who will not let you win easily.”
“I don’t want to be a politician, I want to be a bahujan’s son. I want to tell Modi that there is someone who will not let you win easily. There is someone who will make you run back to Gujarat,” he said.
On Thursday, the Bhim Army chief had confirmed that he will contest against PM Modi this time and said the outfit will also put up a candidate against another high-profile BJP leader, Union Minister Smriti Irani.