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Bhim Army, not BSP, is real well-wisher of Dalits: Raavan

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal/Mhow 

"Raavan", who has announced to contest the election against from Varanasi, Sunday said his outfit, and not Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), was the real well-wisher of Dalits.

Azad was speaking to reporters at Mhow, where he paid tributes to Dr on

He visited Dr Ambedkar's memorial in Kali Paltan area in along with his supporters.

"Babasaheb had some great dreams, which have not yet been fulfilled. Which is why, I have come here and I will fulfil all the dreams of this great and visionary person," Azad said.

Responding to a question, he said, it was not former Uttar Pradesh Minister Mayawati's party (BSP), which looks after the interests of Dalits.

He said it was his outfit that is the real well-wisher of Dalits in the country.

Earlier in the day, Minister along with his cabinet colleagues Bala Bachchan, Tulsi Silawat, and visited the memorial and paid tributes.

Nath and the ministers participated in a Buddhist prayer held at the central hall of the memorial, where Ambedkar's 'asthi kalash' (urn containing ashes) is kept.

Nath also participated in 'Samrasta Bhoj' (feast) organised on the memorial premises.

In Bhopal, the RSS took out a band procession up to Dr Ambedkar's statue at the to pay tributes. Former also paid tributes there.

Dr Ambedkar was born in town in Madhya Pradesh on April 14, 1891.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 20:30 IST