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Glowing tributes paid to Ambedkar

Wed 14th Apr 2010 07:20 AM
Glowing tributes paid to Ambedkar
Glowing tributes paid to Ambedkar

Major leaders cutting across party lines, on Wednesday celebrated the 120th birth anniversary of the architect of the Constitution, Dr B R Ambedkar by garlanding his statue on Tank Bund.

Chief Minister K Rosaiah, Telugu Desam leader N Chandrababu Naidu, Lok Satta leader Jayaprakash Narayan, Praja Rajyam president K Chiranjeevi, Left leaders Sitaram Yechuri, B V Raghavulu, Narayana and others garlanded his statue and offered their tributes to him.

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Talking to reporters, TDP leader Naidu stated that Dalits today were enjoying many benefits because of Ambedkar’s attempts. 

He said Dr Ambedkar’s aspiration as the framer of the statute has not been fulfilled till today and blamed the elected representatives for this. He criticized the state government for neglecting the Dalits by allotting meagre fund in the budget.