Recently, the news of 50 IIT pass outs saying goodbye to their high salaried jobs to form a political party has taken the internet by storm. The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) alumni have formed a political party by the name of ‘Bahujan Azad Party’ aiming to work in favor of the marginalized group of the society. The organization has sent their registration with the Election Commission of India whose approval is still awaited.
50 IIT alumni form Bahujan Azad Party
The newly constituted party Bahujan Azad Party is following the ideology of working for the rights of backward class, scheduled castes, and scheduled tribes. That is the reason why the organization’s name is Bahujan Azad Party. Though the party has applied to the Election Commission of India but they do not plan to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election in 2019.
The party members who were on their full-time permanent jobs have resigned from their office of profit and joined the initiative of working full time. Even if the party receives an approval by the Election Commission of India the 50 membered Bahujan Azad Party is in no mood to rush for elections. The party believes that they are at the very nascent stage and does not wish to pitch Bahujan Azad Party’s ideologies against other parties in the opposition.
Party’s plan to step in political arena: 2020 Bihar Assembly elections
As told to other media houses, the Bahujan Azad Party will contest their first election with the Bihar Assembly elections scheduled in 2020 followed by further Lok Sabha elections. The party may sound like a small political outfit with high ambitions now if we contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election. The party is planning to form small units first and begin working at grass root level to know the problems of the marginalized in the society and how can they fight for their rights.
The party has a maximum of its members coming from the scheduled caste (SC), scheduled tribe (ST) and other backward class (OBC) communities who have prepared the party’s agenda around the dues that the backward castes have not received while getting jobs or for the higher education.
The party will soon start with the political campaign and to make their organization visible while doing the groundwork, Bahujan Azad Party’s poster is designed with the images Bheem Rao Ambedkar, APJ Abdul Kalam, Subhas Chandra Bose and many other leaders who fought for equality and for the rights of the SCs, STs and OBCs.