Ambedkar Jayanti: Defeat the BJP to Save Democracy and Constitution
Save Democracy and Constitution



Paying tribute to Babasaheb Ambedkar on his death his birth anniversary on April 14, a public meeting organised by INDIA Alliance in Charpokhari block in Arrah’s Agiaon. Before the meeting, a life-size statue of Ambedkar was unveiled by CPIML General Secretary Dipankar and other leaders at Maulabagh welfare hostel in Ara. Several ex-students and current students of the hostel joined to fulfill their long-awaited dream of having an Ambedkar statue in the hostel campus.

A march to Ramna Maidan was also organised to garland the main Ambedkar statue in town. Many leaders of the INDIA bloc, including CPIML Bihar state secretary Kunal, CPIML candidate from Arrah parliamentary constituency Sudama Prasad, Agiaon Assembly by-election candidate Shivprakash Ranjan, RJD leaders Satyanarayan Yadav, Ramchandra Singh, Lalan Singh, Manu Yadav, Chandrama Ram, Vimal Yadav and other leaders.

Addressing the public meeting, Dipankar Bhattacharya said that in today's meeting our elected MLA from Agiaon Comrade Manoj Manzil should have been among us, but feudal BJP forces have put him behind the jail in a fabricated case. These forces fear people’s assertion and that is why they hatched the conspiracy. But people of Arrah will give a befitting reply to these forces, who want to change the constitution and constitutional right Ambedkar had given to us.

Comrade Dipankar added that today in the face of India's most decisive electoral battle where the very future of India's constitutional democracy is at stake we need to draw every strength and inspiration from the radical legacy of Ambedkar. We must remember that Babasaheb Ambedkar not only gave us the Constitution and reservation, he also warned us about the ominous implications of bhakti in politics, which he called a sure recipe for dictatorship, and the great calamity that would hit us if Hindu Rashtra were to become a fact. While commemorating the birth anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar, let us remember his insightful words and work with all our might to save the Constitution and the democratic future of India.

Appealing to ensure victory to Sudama Prasad and Shivprakash Ranjan, Comrade Dipankar said that INDIA alliance will work hard to protect the Constitution and democracy in the country.

CPIML had organised program to pay tributes to Babasaheb Ambedkar in Karakat, Nalanda and other areas in Bihar, where people resolved to carry forward the dreams of Ambedkar and protect the constitution and democracy.

In Jharkhand, a program organized at Block Headquarters, Birni on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti, which was addressed by Comrade Vinod Singh, CPIML MLA from Bagodar and candidate from Koderma Lok Sabha. Com. Vinod said that today this BJP regime wants to destroy the principles and thoughts of Babasaheb in the name of 'Amrit Kaal'. The BJP-Sangh brigade is on a mission to destroy the secular and democratic structure of India! But people of this country will not allow this and in the Lok Sabha elections, these fascist forces of hate and tyranny will be completely defeated.

Dr. BR Ambedkar’s anniversary was commemorated in all districts in Uttar Pradesh. In Lucknow floral tributes were offered on his statue in front of Charbagh Railway station and a pledge was taken to build an India of his dreams. In Urai, Galla Mandi Palledar Union organised a convention which was addressed by CPIML Jalaun district secretary Rajiv Kushwaha.

In Benaras, AIPWA Young Girls organised a cultural programme and presented a play on the life of Dr. Ambedkar. All those present took pledge to defend the Constitution of India. The event was inaugurated by AIPWA leader Vibha Vahi. Comrade VK Singh addressed the gathering and called for organised efforts to defend the Constitution and the legacy of Dr. Ambedkar. Prof. Manish Malaviya, Smita, Sutapa, Kusum and many others also spoke. AISA leader Chanda Yadav, RYA’s Soni, Domestic workers’ Union leader Dhanshila and Vimla were also present. The programme was conducted by Naina and Karina.

In Balia, CPIML activists organised an event on the eve of Dr. Ambedkar’s anniversary where 133 candles were lit and a pledge was taken to carry forward his legacy by defeating the fascist forces trying to attack the constitution.

In Bangalore, AICCTU and CPIML activists organised Ambedkar Jayanti in Anandapuram, Chinnappa garden, KR Puram, Peenya industrial area and St. Philomena Hospital. In Koppal, powrakarmikas (sanitation workers) and members of AICCTU paid tributes to Ambedkar by resolving to carry forward struggles for equality and dignity and protect the constitution. Ambedkar Jayanti programs were also held in Kodagu and districts.

In West Bengal, Ambedkar's 133rd birth anniversary was celebrated at the 24 Parganas district party office and a march was carried out calling for the defeat of BJP to save the constitution. In Delhi, AICCTU hospital union comrades at the Mehrauli T.B. Hospital organised a program to pay homage to Babsaheb Ambedkar.