Bhim Army chief and Dalit leader Chandra Shekhar aka Ravana on Friday pledged to teach the BJP a lesson after he was released from prison where he was held since last year under the National Security Act (NSA).
He told journalists that his release before the due date of release on November 1 was due to the pressure mounted by his his supporters.
This is widely seen as a setback to the BJP's attempt to drive a wedge between the two Dalit leaders.
The BJP government has also decided to release, ahead of time, two accomplices of the Bhim Army chief - Sonu and Shiv Kumar. They were to be released on November 14 this year.
Following a caste conflict in May 2017, the three along with three others were jailed under the NSA. The others were freed on September 7 this year.
On May 5, the Bhim Sena shot into limelight after a caste clash between Rajputs and Dalits in which a police station was set on fire and 20 vehicles gutted.
The violence continued for many days, leaving the state government on tenterhooks as it was in power for just two months at that time.
The group has attracted hundreds, specially Dalit youths.
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