“We respect the decision of the HC. It was possible for us to hold public meetings in Pune even without permission. But we believe in the Constitution and so, we are not holding any public meetings... ,” Azad told mediapersons in Pune on Monday.
According to the Bhim Army, it has received permission from the PWD to hold the rally and event in Worli. “Since the land belongs to the PWD, we have paid the fees and got permission to hold the event.
The Dalit leader alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government was taking action against innocent Dalits and false cases had been registered against members of the community during a Bharat Bandh on April 2.
"Being a social organisation, we cannot merge with the BSP, but I would give my support to the party. In case the candidate (for BSP) is weak, I would appeal for him/her and even be on ground in support," said Azad.
In 2014, he, along with Vinay Ratan Singh, co-founded the Bhim Army or the Bhim Army Bharat Ekta Mission, an unregistered organisation, to fight for the development of Dalits and other marginalised sections