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PM Narendra Modi: Those invoking Ambedkar tried to erase his contribution

08 December 2017, 01:31 | Glen Norman

PM Narendra Modi: Those invoking Ambedkar tried to erase his contribution

PM Narendra Modi attacks Congress, says it cashed in on Ambedkar's name

Dedicating to the nation Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi, the Prime Minister said "a particular family" - an indirect reference to the Nehru-Gandhi family- wanted to erase the contributions of Ambedkar who drafted India's Constitution and was the first law minister of the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a jibe at the Opposition, saying that the political parties who asked for votes in the name of Dr B.R. Ambedkar have lately turned into "Shiv bhakts".

The Prime Minister said that thought-leaders and visionaries have shaped the direction of our country, at different points in time.

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PM Modi added that the government had developed five places related to Baba Saheb Ambedkar into pilgrimage spots.

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

Tomorrow the Dr. Ambedkar International Centre For Socio-Economic Transformation (DAICSET) will be launched.

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"We had said that in one year we will build toilets for girls in all government schools, we have already constructed over 4 lakh such facilities. Rahul Gandhi must answer this", said the BJP's Sambit Patra. He spoke at length about other schemes including distribution of soil health cards, Mission Indradhanush and progress towards rural electrification targets, to show the speed and commitment of the Union Government in implementing public welfare initiatives.

"From the last three years, we have tried to fulfil the dream of Baba Saheb's social democracy".

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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 past 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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