"BJP government oppresses Dalits. They have nothing to do with Ambedkar, but still they use his name just to promote their party and allure the Dalit community."
Some locals informed the police after they found an arm and spectacles of the statue broken.
After Gandhi and other leaders garlanded the statue around 9 am and left the venue, the members of the community washed it with milk and water, saying the BJP leaders' presence had "polluted" the atmosphere.
If the government actually sides with the Dalits, they are smart enough to know this. Spending two nights in a village will not be needed
The previous UPA government had dragged its feet on the project for years, Modi said.
"This is a wrong decision by the BJP-RSS. They are doing this only for political gain. He is addressed as Babasaheb in Karnataka and Maharashtra and as Baba Bhimrao in the north."
The order was passed on the recommendation of Governor Ram Naik.
One of the assailants videographed the whole episode while another one was heard asking to make it go ‘viral’.
Dalit groups have said that the posters damaged Ambedkar’s image by showing him as a manual scavenger, a charge the creators of the image have denied.
Chandra Bhan Prasad, Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Joining issue with Arundhati Roy's essay, 'The Doctor and the Saint', where she seeks to demonstrate why Ambedkar, not Gandhi, was the more significant historical figure.
What is it that makes Namdeo a wonderful human being and an outstanding poet by any standards?
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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