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UP Assembly Elections: Bhim Army Chief denies alliance with SP, says Akhilesh Yadav only wants Dalit votes

New Delhi: Assembly elections are to be held in five states this year. But Uttar Pradesh is being called the bastion of elections. All election activities are happening in Uttar Pradesh itself. Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Saturday ruled out an alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections on January 15, 2022. Azad claimed that SP President Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance and only wants Dalit vote bank. And if we talk about BJP, then BJP MLAs are leaving the party in UP. Sources say that three MLAs have left the party so far. And joining SP. ( up assembly election )

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Yadav wants only Dalit vote bank

Chandrashekhar Azad said that after all the discussions, in the end I felt that Akhilesh Yadav does not want Dalits in this alliance, he only wants Dalit vote bank. They humiliated the people of Bahujan Samaj, I tried for 1 month 3 days but the alliance could not happen. Chandrashekhar Azad made such a statement in a press conference. The SP, in particular, has been trying to expand its social alliance to connect Dalits and the most backward castes in UP by forming alliances with smaller caste-based parties and organizing caste and community conventions.

Dalits a dominant caste group in Uttar Pradesh (up assembly election)

Earlier, Akhilesh had also formed Babasaheb Vahini and celebrated Dalit Diwali on the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar. It is noteworthy that Dalits are an influential caste group in Uttar Pradesh and they constitute about 21.6 percent of the population, which includes 66 Dalit sub-castes. Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are to be held in seven phases from February 10. The results will be declared on March 10. ( up assembly election )

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