BJP has grand plans for Ambedkar anniversary
Seeking to take the wind out of the Opposition parties’ sails, the BJP is planning to hold grand events across Uttar Pradesh to mark the birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar and honour Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with the title of “Dalit Mitra”.Padyatras planned“On the eve of the birth anniversary of the architect of the Constitution, party workers will take out padyatras in the districts,” said Kaushal Kishore, BJP MP from Mohanlalganj, in Lucknow.Mr. Kishore, also the State president of BJP’s SC Morcha, showered praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister for working on the mission of Babasaheb.“After the formation of the BJP government at the Centre and in U.P., both of them have started working on the mission of Babasaheb. A large number of beneficiaries of different schemes of the Centre are people from SC/ST community,” he said.‘Ms. Mayawati scared’ Slamming BSP supremo Mayawati, Mr. Kishore said she is frightened by the fact that a large number of people belonging to the SC/ST community are beneficiaries of different schemes of the NDA government. “She feels worried... and our rival political parties are hatching a conspiracy to tarnish the image of the BJP,” he said. “Mayawati must remember that it was a BJP leader who saved her (when she was attacked at a guest house in U.P.). If she is siding with the party which had once tried to take her life, then she cannot be a well-wisher of Dalits,” he said, seeking to drive a wedge into the new-found bonhomie between the BSP and the SP.Govt.’s intentionMr. Kishore added that if the government’s intention was to repeal the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, then it would not have filed a review petition in the Supreme Court which had recently passed an order on the law.