Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad talking to media persons at hospital in Meerut on Wednesday
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad talking to media persons at hospital in Meerut on Wednesday

I will not let PM Modi go to Lok Sabha from Varanasi: Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad

ANI | Updated: Mar 13, 2019 21:57 IST

Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India], March 13 (ANI): Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad said that he is fighting the election against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat as he doesn't want Modi to win the election by fighting against weak candidates.
"I am afraid that a weaker candidate should not contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by defeating whom he easily walks into the Lok Sabha. I will not let the murderer of my Muslim, Dalit and OBC brothers to go to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh," said Chandrashekhar Azad.
He said that Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi visited and enquired about his health.
"She asked about my health and well being. She came on her own and I did not invite her, I will not invite others also," he said.
Congress General Secretary for UP (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar undergoing treatment at a hospital said that the meeting has no political implications but is rather her support to the voice of a youth fighting against the central government.
"It is to be seen from the perspective that he is a youth and is struggling. He is raising his voice and saying to society to hear his pain. But this government is so arrogant that it wants to suppress the youth. The government doesn't want to hear the voice of youth," said Priyanka Gandhi.
On Monday, Azad was taken into the police custody along with his supporters for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), which is in force in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha elections.

Following his arrest, Azad complained of high blood pressure and fell unconscious. He was admitted to a hospital here, where he is undergoing treatment.
Senior Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar said: “Azad organised a rally and violated the Model Code of Conduct on Monday. The local officials tried to stop them, but he continued with his rally. He was held for four hours in a private school.”

Police said the rally had been organised without required permission at Kasimpura village by Azad. When the police tried to stop the rally, they resisted and later blocked Muzaffarnagar-Saharanpur highway.

On Tuesday, Azad started a ‘Padayatra’ from Saharanpur to Delhi and announced to address a rally in New Delhi on March 15. (ANI)