Even in the 1940s, the voices of Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra (Hindu Nation) were raised. Back then, Dr B R Ambedkar strongly opposed the concept of Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra and called it a threat to the country and democracy. Today, the clamour for Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra is being raised once again by the organisations, of which the country’s rulers and their supporters are part. In such a situation, the reality of ‘the love for Ambedkar’ among the people sitting in the government comes to the fore. Do they remember Ambedkar out of reverence or just to get the votes of the poor, the downtrodden and the oppressed? Senior journalist Urmilesh questions the supposed devotion of the ruling section towards the legendary dalit leader.
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