50 IIT alumni quit jobs to form party, fight polls

50 IIT alumni quit jobs to form party, fight polls

New Delhi: A group of 50 IIT alumni from the prestigious Indian Institute of Tehnology (IITs) across the country have quit their regular jobs to form a political party to fight for the rights of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. The group that is waiting for an approval from the Election Commission of India (ECI) has named their organisation as ‘Bahujan Azad Party’.

Naven Kumar, a 2015 IIT Delhi graduate, who is leading the group, said the party would begin with contesting the 2020 Bihar assembly elections and then aim for fight the next Lok Sabha polls.

Kumar said they were a group of 50 people from all different IITs, who have quit their full-time job to work for the party. “We have applied to the ECI for an approval and in the meantime doing the ground work,” said Naven Kumar.

The party does not want to jump contest the Lok Sabha election straightaway but instead would fight Assembly polls in Bihar first.