Cong site highlights RSS aversion to Ambedkar

Cong site highlights RSS aversion to Ambedkar
The Congress has launched a website dedicated to the life and works of Babasaheb Ambedkar, even as the BJP made a bid to endear itself to the oppressed classes.

On a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid obeisance at the Deekshabhoomi where Ambedkar embraced Buddhism, the Congress quietly launched the website www.questforequity.org. The  website contains more than 300 archival picture of the author of the Constitution, 97 scans of his correspondence and full transcripts of the Constituent Assembly debate.

The website points out how Ambedkar saw his own principles mirrored in the All India Congress Committee resolution adopted at Karachi in 1931.

At a time when the BJP is identifying itself with Ambedkar and his ideology, the Congress’ initiative does not fail to highlight how the RSS was opposed to Ambedkar’s appointment as the first law minister of the country.

The website also noted the vehement protests by the RSS to the Hindu Code Bill, piloted by Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly. “…in fact, the RSS organised 79 rallies in a single year in Delhi where effigies of Pt Nehru and Dr Ambedkar were publicly burnt,” it said in the biography of the Dalit icon.

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