Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has announced his political party. He made his official announcement in Noida. Chandrasekhar has named his party Azad Samaj Party (ASP). He announced the formation of the party by taking oath of constitution in Basai village, Sector 70. During this, many BSP leaders joined the Azad Samaj Party. The color of Chandrasekhar’s party flag has been kept blue. The color of the flag of Mayawati’s party is also blue.
A large number of Bhim Army activists and leaders were present at the time of the announcement of the party’s name. It is also being told that 28 former MLAs and 6 former MPs had also reached to join the program and to take membership. However, this has not been officially confirmed. Today is the birth anniversary of Bahujan Samaj Party founder Kanshi Ram. He was a prominent leader and face of Dalits in the country in the 90s. Chandrasekhar had already announced that he would announce his political party on Kanshi Ram’s birth anniversary.
It is believed that this move of Chandrasekhar will create a stir in the politics of western Uttar Pradesh and a new equation can be created from it. It is being said that Chandrashekhar may become difficult for Mayawati. Mayawati has alleged many times that Chandrasekhar is acting at the behest of the ruling party. Mayawati and Chandrasekhar come from the same caste. Both belong to Jatav society. In such a situation, Mayawati’s BSP may suffer direct loss due to the division of votes of Jatav society.
Bhima Army chief Chandrashekhar first came into the limelight after an ethnic violence in Saharanpur. In the struggle between the Thakurs and the Dalits, Chandrashakhar emerged popular among the youth of the Dalit society.