Bhim Army launches PDA with regional parties to contest Bihar assembly polls

Chandrashekhar Azad said the PDA will fight against the casteist and communal forces to provide a new alternative to the people of Bihar.
him Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan (sitting second from left) at the launch of the Progressive Democratic Alliance in Patna.(HT PHOTO)
him Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad Ravan (sitting second from left) at the launch of the Progressive Democratic Alliance in Patna.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2020 09:15 AM IST
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Bhim Army founder Chandrashekar Azad Ravan on Monday announced the launch of Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) in alliance with regional political parties to contest the Bihar assembly election.

Chandrashekar launched the PDA with Jan Adhikar Party led by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav in a programme in Patna.

Azad Samaj Party (ASP) - a political outfit launched by the Bhim Army will also join the alliance to contest assembly election in Bihar, he said.

The Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and Bahujan Mukti Party (BMP) which is active in Bundelkhand and East UP region of Uttar Pradesh also joined the alliance.

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Chandrashekhar had launched his election campaign in August by with organising public meetings in the Dalit dominated areas of Bihar. He also visited the flood hit areas of North Bihar and attacked the JD (U)- BJP government for neglecting the poor people whose houses and crops were damaged in the flood.

“The PDA will fight against the casteist and communal forces to provide a new alternative to the people of Bihar. The PDA will release its common minimum programme, the name of the candidates on the 243 seats will be finalized soon,” Chandrashekhar said.

The PDA has called upon the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party led by former union minister Upendra Kushwaha and Lok Janshakti Party leader Chirag Paswan to join the alliance, he said.

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    Rajesh Kumar Singh is a special correspondent at HT Lucknow. He covers State Home Department, State Police, Central police agencies,BSP, Health Department, UP Chief Electoral Officer, Irrigation Department, Mining and, Lokayukta.

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