Monday, May 9, 2011

[ZESTCaste] 120th year birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar

120th year birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar
Dalits used as vote banks, says MLA
Basur (Kadur), May 2, DHNS:

Even after six decades of India gaining independence, dalits have not
yet gained the independence they are in need of, mostly because of the
political parties which are using Dalits for vote bank politics,
alleged MLA Dr Y C Vishwanath.

He was speaking after inaugurating the programme organised to mark
the120th year birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar.

Analysing the status of Dalits in the nation, he said Dalits in the
rural areas are still in darkness and are not exposed to the

With Dalits not being provided with basic facilities, inequality still
rules in the nation.

"It is disappointing to see the political parties dividing Dalits and
initiating conflict among the community, only for the sake of vote
bank politics.

At present Dalits are not largely been benefited from the reservation,
as various other communities have been included in the scheduled caste
category. The elected representatives and the officers have failed to
bring schemes and programmes to the real beneficiaries," he alleged.

Dalit leader Manjappa Ambedkar unveiled the name plate of Ambedkar
Nagar on the occasion. A talk on the life of Ambedkar and
Jagjeevanram too was held.


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