50 former students of IIT leave jobs to join politics, plan to contest Bihar polls
About 50 former students from various schools of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) have left high paying jobs to launch a political party.
The ex-IIT students come from different parts of the country. They have decided to join politics to fight for the rights of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.
They have named their party, Bahujan Azad Party. They have also applied to the Election Commission for approval.
The social media campaign for Bahujan Azad Party has already kicked off.
Leading the party is Naven Kumar, who is a 2015 IIT-Delhi graduate.
The party members are hoping to contest the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections. They also have their sights set on the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.