Insight Online News
New Delhi, Apr 14 : Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday paid rich tributes to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary and said he was a champion of the democratic principles of liberty, equality, fraternity and justice.
“Babasaheb was a champion of the democratic principles of liberty, equality, fraternity, and justice.
He was firm in his commitment to the transformation of India and its society, both economically and socially.
We all greatly respect him as the Architect of India’s Constitution,” Kharge said in a video message on the occasion.
Recalling his contribution, the Congress chief said, “He was instrumental in establishing a large number of robust institutions and made several important interventions to end caste discrimination, gender inequality and divisive politics.His finest inheritance needs constant care for preservation.”
“As envisaged by Babasaheb and our distinguished makers of modern India like – Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Netaji Subhash Chandra is in grave danger. The Parliament has been converted into an arena of combat rather than debate. Not by the Opposition, but by the ruling party, itself,” Kharge in a veiled attack on the ruling BJP.
He added, “The culture of forcing silence on anyone – be it Opposition parties, civil society groups, activists, NGOs, judiciary, media and ordinary citizens and branding them as ‘anti nationals’ is a dangerous trend , that will finish our democracy and destroy our Constitution.”
“It is time for serious introspection whether we would allow the degradation of our democracy and pave the way for dictatorship or try to preserve and protect the finest ideals of our Constitution makers.The choice remains with us and only us,” Kharge said.