The Birsa Ambedkar Phule Student Association (BAPSA) is a student organization in JNU. Newsclick spoke to Rahul Sonpimple (BAPSA Presidential Candidate for JNUSU Elections) on its vision, Ambedkarite politics and the way ahead for them. Rahul asserted that BAPSA is committed to unite socially-economically oppressed students in its fight against Brahaminsim and Capitalism. According to him Brahminical hegemony in India has resulted in centuries of brutal oppression. Its interaction with capitalism gave rise to a very peculiar condition where maginalised communities have been victims ad infinitum. The rapid privatisation of public sector services will lead to complete alienation of these communities. Therefore both need to be resisted fiercely. He also talked about the appropriation of Ambedkar by the RSS and BJP, and the threat that Ambedkarite ideology poses to the right wing agenda. The organisation plans to strengthen the Muslim-Dalit unity that has started to take shape in JNU as well as in the country.