Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

PM flays parties for seeking votes in Ambedkar's name

Gujarat Polls: PM Modi addresses rally in Dhandhuka President Kovind, VP Naidu, PM Modi pay tributes to Dr Ambedkar
Sammy Stanley | 08 December, 2017, 10:40

"Attempts to erase Baba Saheb Ambedkar's role failed, he has been more influential in the minds of people, much more than the family for which all this was done", the PM said.

Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Thawar Chand Gehlot and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge also paid respects to Dr Ambedkar there.

Ambedkar International Centre for Socio-Economic Transformation (DAICSET) in New Delhi on Thursday.

"Then nothing happened for 23 years.When our Government came, we not only laid its foundation (in April 2015), but are also dedicating it to the nation today".

"Such was his incredible strength that when years after his demise efforts were made by such people to crush his philosophy, when efforts were made to erase his contribution towards nation-building, his ideals could not be wiped out from people's memory", he said.

Two B-1B Lancers stage drills on western coast of Korean peninsula
Heritage Foundation defense specialist Thomas Spoehr told Stars and Stripes North Korea would see such a move as a provocation. North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho said in September the country reserved the right to shoot down U.S.

"But I see hope in today's generation...."

The Prime Minister said, BHIM app was launched for the poor and downtrodden and is a great step reflecting the economic development of the country.

Modi further said that the Central government was developing places related to Ambedkar's life as pilgrimage sites.

Quoting from Dr. Ambedkar's address to the Constituent Assembly in December 1946, the Prime Minister said despite his struggles, Dr. Ambedkar had an inspirational vision for the nation to overcome its problems.

According to an official release, the Dr Ambedkar International Centre is a fusion of Buddhist and present day architecture which includes seminar as well as conference halls. The home state of the Prime Minister has been witness to massive protests by Dalits against the BJP since previous year when two Dalit men were mercilessly flogged in Gujarat's Una by cow vigilantes on the suspicion that they had slaughtered cows.

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