New political party to fight for the rights of Dalits-Muslims, will contest forthcoming Lok sabha election
NAGPUR: A new political party to fight for the right of the oppressed communities, especially, Dalits, Muslims, youth and the unemployed, has been floated.
The Hindustani Muslim Dalit Morcha or Hamdam Party has planned to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in several states. It is going to field its candidates in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Telangana.
Addressing a press conference, Ajaz Khan, the president of the party, said that Muslims, Dalits, Tribals, Labourers, Farmers and all the oppressed communities need a party that will stand for them and fight for their rights.
When asked if there is need for a new party for Dalits and Muslims when already several parties exist, Khan said that the Dalits are upset with these oufits as they have failed to resolve the issues of the communities. The same was true for Muslims too, he said.
"Our aim is to put the issues of the oppressed communities in the forefront", he added. Several party leaders including Haneef Rahat, Manjula Prasad (who hails from Bihar), Sheikh Harun, Ravikant Khobragarhe, Haji Naeem, Ankit Chaudhary, Vandana Patil, were amongst those present in the press conference.
"There is mob violence, communalism and atrocities. Those who raise voice are being defamed and agencies are used to target them. Hence, the need for party that speaks and fights for parties. Our aim is to fight for the rights of the people within the ambit of the constitution. ", said party leaders.