MUMBAI: Bharip Bahujan Maha Sangh (BBMS) leader Prakash Ambedkar has indicated that he may join hands with the Congress and the NCP in the forthcoming elections."We are trying forge a front of forward looking parties under the banner 'Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi' and we are open for talks with the Congress and the NCP," Ambedkar said at a press conference in Pune on Wednesday.
"We are open for talks with any party that is ready to field candidates from NT, OBC and Muslim communities," Ambedkar said.In 2009 Ambedkar had floated idea of Republican Left Democratic Front (RiDaLoS) to raise a similar front. However, that had failed to attract voters. "Now, I'm trying out a new equation," he said.
Ambedkar also said that while the police are trying to link the Bhima-Koregaon riots with the Maoists, it would backfire on them."It is ironical that the police who earlier couldn't find the Naxal link have suddenly started getting the links," Ambedkar said and added that police is now trying to target him."Sambhaji Bhide is a person from RSS core group.
The police is furious because they had to file case against him. P B Sawant and B G Kolse Patil are retired judges and hence police can't touch them. Hence, they are trying to vent out their frustration on me," Ambedkar said and added that he would send a notice to the police before they call him for interrogation.
Ambedkar also said that the police know the killers of Rationalists Dabholkar and Pansare. "But, they are being saved since they are linked to the ruling party," he said."Sensing the changing winds of politics, the police arrested one person in Dabholkar-Pansare murder but are scared to nab the kingpin," Ambedkar added.Ambedkar also opined that the Jammu-Kashmir scenario might be repeated in Maharashtra.
"The Shiv Sena is opposed to conducting assembly session at Nagpur while the BJP is pressing for it. If the Shiv Sena decides to abstain from attending the session at Nagpur, the BJP government in Maharashtra will turn into a minority government," Ambedkar said.