JAMMU, Jan 16: BJP is the only political party in the country which has worked in real sense for empowerment of Scheduled Caste (SC) community.
This was claimed by former Minister and BJP State vice president, Dr D K Manyal while talking to reporters here, today along with BJP State spokesperson, Balbir Ram Rattan and SC Morcha State general secretary, Dharminder Kumar.
Manyal said although Congress ruled for decades but it did nothing for the SC community in real sense except taking them for granted for vote bank politics.
Manyal, while highlighting various landmark steps taken by BJP Government under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for the socio-economic upliftment of the weaker sections, said that the icon of SCs, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar has been given true recognition by BJP dispensation only. It is the BJP led Central Government that has acknowledged contributions of great statesman, Dr. Ambedkar, who was ignored by Congress leaders even during his lifetime, he added.
Former Minister said that two-days special Parliament session was called by Modi led Government to pay tributes to the Chief Architect of Indian Constitution, Dr Ambedkar. BJP Government prevented the SC, ST atrocities Act from being weakened by bringing out special amendments to it. Recognition of five places associated with the Baba Saheb namely his Janambhumi Mohu, Shiksha-bhumi London, Dikshabhumi Nagpur, Maha Parinirvan Sthal (where he breath last) Delhi and Chaitya Bhumi (Samadhi Sathal) Mumbai as Panch Tirth is a landmark decision of Modi Government, he added.
Dr. Manyal, emphasized that Dalit community is grateful to the Modi Government for taking bold steps with an empathetic approach towards community. It is the progressive and great thinking of PM Modi who has worked for ensuring reach of all government policies and welfare schemes to the targeted population with absolute removal of middlemen. For the very first time in history of independent India, true reach to neglected sections has been ensured, he stressed.
Dr. Manyal further informed that the BJP Anusuchit Jaati Morcha is holding 2-days National level convention at Nagpur, Maharashtra on January, 19 and 20 which will be addressed by BJP national president, Amit Shah. He emphasized that more than 1.5 lakh people from SC community will attend the convention, highlighting issues related to SC community and the bold steps taken by Modi Government for the welfare of community.