Chandrashekhar Azad says his convoy shot at in UP

Chandrashekhar Azad

New Delhi: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad tweeted late Sunday to say that vehicles belonging to his party had been shot at in the State’s Bulandshahr district.

In a tweet, he said, “Opposition parties have been terrified of our candidate in Bulandshahr elections and today’s rally worried them, due to which my convoy was fired at in a cowardly manner. This shows their desperation… they want the atmosphere to be toxic but we will not let this happen.”

Azad is a fierce critic of the Uttar Pradesh government over the alleged gang rape and torture of a Dalit woman in Hathras.

According to Azad’s media coordinator Dr Kush, the Bhim Army chief addressed a rally in Bulandshahar on Sunday in support of Azad Samaj Party’s candidate Hazi Yameen, who is contesting in the upcoming assembly by-election for the Bulandshahr Sadar seat slated to be held on 3 November.

He added that Azad was returning from Bulandshahr in the evening, when some unidentified goons fired at his cavalcade and disappeared.


NT Bureau