BSP threatens BJP using Ambedkar’s strategy
Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar in the year 1935 had made a public announcement that he was born as a Hindu but he would not die as a Hindu. It was a clear warning to those who posed themselves as the custodians of this religion. The respected leader waited nearly twenty-one years, observing the developments closely. Unfortunately, no changes occurred. So, finally, in the year 1956, he paid justice to his words by embracing Buddhism.
The aforementioned event is an important part of Indian history. There is no doubt that like how Dalits were exploited during the time when the architect of Indian constitution took such a historic step, in this, so-called, modern society also, the Dalit community are suffering serious humiliation, exploitation and atrocities. It is clear that the situations have changed from bad to worse in the recent times, particularly after the induction of a pro-rightist government in the centre.
Pointing out this reality, the BSP leader Mayawati has asserted that she and her crores of followers, mostly people belonging to Dalit community and OBC communities, would adopt Buddism if the rightist elements stop attacking and exploiting these communities.
Importantly, she has made the statement in a BSP conclave organised in Nagpur, where Ambedkar’s conversion ceremony took place, and where the RSS headquarters is located.
Vignesh. S. G
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