The Hush Post: A bunch of engineers with excellent academic records from across the country have quit their respective jobs and are on their way to forming a political party.
Fifty alumni from the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology) say they want to form a political outfit to fight for the rights of SCs/STs and OBCs.
The group is waiting for an approval from the Election Commission. They have named their political outfit as Bahujan Azad Party (BAP).
“We are 50 persons, all from different IITs, who have quit our full-time jobs to work for the party. We have applied to the Election Commission for an approval and are meanwhile doing ground work, Naven Kumar, a 2015 IIT Delhi graduate said.
However, the party does not wish to right away aim at the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
We don’t want to do a shoddy and hurried job and then getting reduced to just one of those political outfits which is directionless.
“We will begin with contesting the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections and then aim for the next Lok Sabha polls,” Kumar said.
The group mostly has SC, ST and OBC members, and they feel that the backward classes have not received what is due to them in terms of education and employment in the past 70 years and more.
With life size posters of Subhas Chandra Bose, BR Ambedkar, APJ Abdul Kalam, and others, the party has started a social media campaign.
Once the registration is done, they will form small units to work at the grassroots level.