A group of 50 IIT scholars have quit their private sector jobs and decided to team up and form a political party named Bahujan Azad Party – which is dedicated to uplift the marginalised community in a manner that no other political party could.

Few years after the an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, and now Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal entered politics by launching a political party named Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), a group of 50 IITians from Delhi, Kharagur, and Madras, and some from NIT have stepped up to revolutionise Indian political arena with a new party. Named as Bahujan Azad Party (BAP), it will be dominated by party members from the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Class category. The core purpose of the party will be to uplift the marginalised backward community and fight for their rights in actual terms, like never before.

Most members of the party belong either to Scheduled Class (SC) or Other Backward Class (OBC), have left their jobs “to join the revolution”, and bring the marginalised sections — SC, ST, OBC, women, and so on, into the mainstream. The members of the party said that all political parties – BJP or Congress) ruling the country since independence has been trying to bring, but somehow they have failed miserably because that is not a prime issue for them. This has inspired all the 50 members to leave their high-paying jobs and join their hands dedicated to the society.

Currently, the Bahujan Azad Party awaits the nod from the Election Commission of India and after receiving official confirmation from the ECI, they will start their political journey from Bihar. However, they will not be contesting the 2019 general election, but will participate in the 2020 Assembly elections in Bihar. The agenda of campaigning for the Bihar election will be to improvise the educational infrastructure in the state. To be effective, the party will form small units of itself and will be working on the ground for our target groups – a revolution.

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