Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of B R Ambedkar, on Sunday appealed the Dalits and the Muslims to join hands and work towards the defeat of BJP not only in elections, but also in its plans to “destroy the Constitution of India”.
“By 2022, they (BJP) plan to win majority in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and then they will launch ‘New India’ sans the present Constitution,” said Ambedkar, while addressing a public meeting here on Bandharan Bachao (Save the Constitution), organised by Rashtriya Bahujan Hit Rakshak Samiti, to commemorate the 85th anniversary of Pune Pact.
He said the RSS-BJP combine has made Gujarat a laboratory where it wants to eliminate all opponents. “It is up to you to either fight them or go with them. The Constitution and Manuvad are two options before you, but your duty is to save the Constitution for the sake of the survival of your generation,” he said.
Ambedkar claimed that BJP governments in many states were outsourcing of jobs where there was no reservation. “Our sole target is to prevent at any cost the RSS-BJP from capturing power, which is the objective of this meeting,” he said. Ambedkar, a former MP, warned that change in the Constitution would mean end to the Dalits’ partnership in the system and governance. “You have to root out those who want to uproot you,” he said. \
He said PM Narendra Modi was pushing for general elections in 2018. “But be any year, he is going to lose, which should be our goal.”