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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bhim Army to canvass for SP-BSP’s Varanasi candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav

On April 17, Chandrashekhar had rescinded his decision to contest against Modi form Varanasi, saying his outfit will support the SP-BSP alliance and Dalit vote should remain intact to defeat the BJP.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 30, 2019 23:03 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
New Delhi
Tej Bahadur Yadav,Varanasi Lok Sabha seat,SP-BSP
The Bhim Army will campaign in favour of SP-BSP alliance candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav who is contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi. (Facebook/Tej Bahadur Yadav)

The Bhim Army will campaign in favour of SP-BSP alliance candidate Tej Bahadur Yadav who is contesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi, the Dalit group’s founder Chandrashekhar Azad said on Tuesday.

On April 17, Chandrashekhar had rescinded his decision to contest against Modi form Varanasi, saying his outfit will support the SP-BSP alliance and Dalit vote should remain intact to defeat the BJP.

The Bhim Army chief said he will be in Varanasi over the weekend to campaign in favour of Yadav, the BSF jawan who was sacked for his video complaining about food quality in 2017.

“I will campaign for him no just because he is the SP-BSP candidate, but because we have a lot of respect for our armed forces, unlike the BJP which exploits the valour of security personnel for votes,” he said.

“Yadav is the real chowkidar (watchman) of the country and he will defeat the fake chowkidar. The Dalit community will support him every way possible,” Chandrashekhar said.

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 23:02 IST