PM Modi attacks Cong, says it cashed in on Ambedkar’s name


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s dream of equality for all especially social equality is yet to be fulfilled.

Modi said the government is committed to ensure equal rights for every citizen of the country. He said people of the country are indebted to Dr Ambedkar for giving a new direction to the country.

Speaking after inaugurating Dr Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi today, the Prime Minister said, social empowerment of people is a commitment for his government.

The prime minister accused the Congress of being indifferent to the chief architect of India’s constitution.

“Attempts to erase Baba Saheb Ambedkar’s contribution have failed because he been more influential in the minds of people, much more than the family (Gandhis) for which all this was done,” he said.

PM said the party that banked on Ambedkar’s name for votes has conveniently forgotten the Dalit icon and is now invoking Baba (Lord Shiva) for political mileage, in a jibe at Rahul Gandhi.

The Prime Minister said, BHIM app was launched for the poor and downtrodden and is a great step reflecting the economic development of the country.

He said, he is monitoring that every scheme being run by the government should meet its deadline. He said, efforts are being made to ensure that every poor has his house by 2022 under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

Saying he has faith in the youth of the country to fight casteism, Prime minister said young Indians will fulfil the dream of New India. Modi said Dr Ambedkar was always hopeful for India’s socio and economic development.

He said toilets are being constructed in rural India and insurance being given to 18 crore poor under Pradhan Mantri Bima Yojana.

Modi said it will provide information to people especially youth about Babasaheb. The complex includes seminar as well as conference halls.

There are three auditoriums and an extensive library with a rich digital repository.