Monday, December 7, 2009

[ZESTCaste] BJP Leaders Pay Tribute to Dr. Ambedkar

BJP Leaders Pay Tribute to Dr. Ambedkar
Patna: December 6, 2009

Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, at an event to mark the 54th
death anniversary of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, said that the Bihar
government, in the true spirit of the man also known as the architect
of the Indian Constitution, was committed to the cause of the dalits
and minority, and had initiated a number of schemes to improve their
social and economic status in the society.

Modi, along with party leader and former Central Minister Shahnawaz
Hussain, placed flowers at the picture of Dr. Ambedkar who, they said,
created 'the best' Constitution ever produced by any country in the

"It was Dr. Ambedkar who first raised the issue of reservation for
scheduled castes and tribes who were the targets of caste-based
discrimination in the early years of this country. Because of his
relentless pursuit to create a society where no one was considered
superior or inferior due to the caste one was born into, there are
reservations for dalits in the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha today," Modi
said at the function held at the Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir.

Hussain also credited Dr. Ambedkar for creating awareness among those
who were considered socially backward and had no representation in the
local or national governance.

BJP state president Radha Mohan Singh and Dr. Sukhda Pandey were among
many who also paid tributes to Dr. Ambedkar.

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