Bhima-Koregaon like violence can recur, says Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad

Azad said, “People are free to vote, but remember that the oppressor will always remain an oppressor. That’s why I said, we will repeat Bhima Koregaon (violence). For now we don’t feel the need of it, but we will repeat Bhima Koregaon if the Constitution is tampered with.”

Written by Newsroom Staff March 15, 2019 20:45

New Delhi: A day after Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, the latter on Friday warned of violence and a repeat of Bhima-Koregaon episode.

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While addressing the ‘Hunkar Rally’ in the national capital, Azad said, “The Bhim Army was made to protect the Constitution… Before you got and vote remember the demise of Rohith. Do you remember Rohith Vemula? Do you remember Una violence? Do you remember Shabbirpur? Do you remember Phagwara incident? Who pulled the trigger? Will you forget all these and vote?”

He added, “People are free to vote, but remember that the oppressor will always remain an oppressor. That’s why I said, we will repeat Bhima Koregaon (violence). For now we don’t feel the need of it, but we will repeat Bhima Koregaon if the Constitution is tampered with.”

Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Azad said that his party has “decided to not let the dictatorship of BJP win again.”

“We will send out a message to workers of Bhim Army to work hard to defeat the BJP. I will contest against Prime Minister Modi and defeat him. The whole Bahujan community is with us. I will teach him a lesson,” he added.

(With ANI inputs)

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