Jammu, November 16, (Scoop News)- Charging the Congress of exploiting the Scheduled Castes for decades, BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha National General Secretary Ramesh Chandra Ratn said that even Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was repeatedly ignored by the Congress ignoring his contribution for the society and the nation.
He was addressing media persons at Jammu on Saturday alongwith BJP State Spokesperson & State Election Media Incharge Arun Kumar Gupta, State Spokesperson Sunil Sethi, Anusuchit Jaati Morcha State President Surinder Bhagat and Morcha State Prabhari N.D. Rajwal,
Ramesh Chandra, while elaborating the charges, said that Dr. Ambedkar, world’s best Constitution’s Architect, delivered to the then union government headed by Jawahar Lal Nehru and instead of honouring him, Congress played proxy to check his growing popularity. During first Lok Sabha elections Congress worked towards getting Dr. Ambedkar defeated from Bombay. The same Congress worked for defeat of Dr. Ambedkar during 1953 by election from Bhandara constituency. In other words, it can be concluded that Congress leadership of early 50s and after that also never wanted a SC to rise to any respectable position.
Ramesh Chandra said that a number of persons were decorated with Bharat Ratan by successive Congress governments but a SC as genius as Dr. Ambedkar was, never treated suitable for such an honour.
Terming BJP as only political party which from day one of its birth has been treating SCs as equal as others, he said that BJP supported V.P. Singh government showered Bharat Ratan on Ambedkar due to BJP’s efforts. The portrait of Dr. Ambedkar was also fixed in the Parliament galaxy during this period.
The respect for Dr. Ambedkar in the scheme of things of BJP can be well judged from the fact that during NDA rule, Mau-the birth place of Dr. Ambedkar- was beautified and renovated and named as Ambedkar Nagar, Deesha Bhoomi, where Dr. Ambedkar embraced Budhisam, was also beautified by BJP coalition government of Maharashtra, Similarly, the BJP-led NDA paid rupees 16 crores to get vacated 26-Ali Pur Road bungalow, where Dr. Ambedkar had his last breathe, to set up an international level Memorial in memory of Dr. Ambedkar.
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