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PUNE : Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday alleged that Congress always humiliated B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, during his lifetime and even after his death.
Speaking at an event, Shah said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who introduced Samvidhan Day. Shah visited the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) headquarters for laying the foundation stone for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s statue. He unveiled a statue of B R Ambedkar on the occasion.
“Samvidhan (Constitution) gives equal rights to everybody. However, the Congress party didn’t spare a single moment to humiliate Ambedkarji when he was alive and even after his death,” Shah said.
He said Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, (posthumously) by a non-Congress government.
“Five places related to Ambedkarji were converted into ‘smriti sthal’ only after BJP came to power at Centre and in various states,” he said. In a veiled swipe at Congress, Shah alleged that Samvidhan Divas or Constitution Day had not been celebrated earlier out of fear that (the legacy of) Ambedkar would reach more people.
“When Narendra Modiji became prime minister, the celebration of ‘Samvidhan Divas’ began. But whenever Modiji celebrates the Samvidhan Divas, Congress opposes. And now the same Congress party is talking about Babasaheb Ambedkar. I just want to say that BJP wants to bring forward Ambedkarji’s contribution to the Constitution and good governance for independent India despite opposition from Congress, without any fear,” he said.
Constitution Day, also known as “National Law Day”, is celebrated November 26 every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. Shah said the Centre wants to acknowledge Ambedkar’s efforts.
“The prime minister is leading India by following Constitution as his ‘granth’ (book),” he added.