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Fadnavis pays tribute to Ambedkar, says Congress did nothing to preserve Babasaheb's memories

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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India], Apr 14 (ANI): on Sunday paid tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar here on

After paying homage, Fadnavis alleged that in the past, governments did nothing to preserve the memories of Ambedkar whereas BJP has restored many key places related to the

"I am also delighted that has made utmost attempts to preserve not only thoughts but also memories of Dr BR Ambedkar. There was a long pending demand of making a memorial at the place where Ambedkar breathed his last but the past government didn't acquire even an inch of that place. After I became CM, we got land worth Rs 3600 crore within three days. Now the construction work is ongoing and by 2020 a grand memorial will be built. The way this government has restored the key places related to BR Ambedkar, be it in or London, is really significant," Fadnavis told reporters here.

He went on to say that the constitution made by Ambedkar brought equality in the country and gave everyone a right to live freely.

"I believe India's constitution is best in the country," he added.

Fadnavis asserted that his party will perform well in the Lok Sabha elections, adding that this time, BJP will win more seats than it did in 2014.

He also outlined that BJP has done well for preserving rights of the Scheduled Castes. "Whenever there was a need to take decisions for the welfare of the scheduled caste or scheduled tribe, this government has always performed well. The government even made a law to preserve rights of the scheduled caste after a decision."

Today marks the 128th birth and is referred to as Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti.

Born into a poor Dalit family on 14 April 1891, Ambedkar became independent India's first law minister, of the Constitution of and a founding father of the Republic of

Ambedkar, commonly known as Babasaheb, dedicated his life to working for the upliftment of untouchables, women, and labourers.


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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 12:07 IST