Narendra Modi compares Ambedkar to Martin Luther King


B.R. Ambedkar, Father of Indian Constitution was remembered and respectful tribute was paid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by comparing him the greatest figures of history, Martin Luther King (1929-1968).

“If Martin Luther King is seen as an image of fight against injustice the world over, B.R. Ambedkar should also be not seen as second to anyone,” Modi said at ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the B.R. Ambedkar National Memorial.

He through his address tried to present the impression that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not against the Dalit and he over and over tried to prove that the BJP ruling at the centre or at the state level has always respected the teachings and morals of B.R. Ambedkar, even under the prime ministerial rule of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, giving in special efforts to teach the citizens of the country the precepts he deemed necessary.

“Still there is a misgiving about us. But the truth is we, in the BJP, always had utmost respect for Ambedkar,” he said.

Pointing out that the BJP government is trying realise Ambedkar’s dreams by providing electricity in 18,000 villages, he said, “When in these villages you get power supply, do not give credit to Modi (me). Give credit to Ambedkar.”

“These all are his ideas and only in between some people sabotaged these works,” he said describing the Congress in a dark curtain of criticism. He lamented over the non-availability of electricity to some villages of the county even after 60 years of Independence.

“Babasaheb was the voice of the marginalised, rather he was a protector of all human values” the prime minister said, adding that Babasaheb should not be seen as a leader of any sect or caste.

Modi also praised Ambedkar’s future vision for the development of the poor and middle class and said he also made a right analysis between the welfare of labour force and industrialization.

“He had a vision to realise India’s maritime resources, power sector and many things. He always wanted people to be educated,” Modi said, adding: “Ambedkar gave inner power to people by compelling people to be knowledgeable.”

Ambedkar’s economic philosophy was praised by the PM by adding how farmers’ welfare was a main point in Ambedkar’s philosophy of the poor and middle class.

“In order to realise one of his dreams, I will launch a technology on April 14 that will help enable farmers get updated information about market rates of agri products,” Modi said.