‘Ambedkar gave women the rights enjoyed by those in developed countries’
Pointing out that the Ambedkar Research Institutes at various universities were set up by the previous NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sushma said, “Earlier, Ambedkar was popular as the architect of the Indian Constitution, and providing reservation for marginalised communities. The previous NDA government set up the Ambedkar Research Institutes in various Indian varsities, which has seen in the public learning many other facets of his personality.”
Pointing to Ambedkar’s multifarious talents, Sushma said, “He was an intellectual par excellence, an economist, a social reformer and a true nationalist. He emphasisied social justice and called for the formation of an equal society.”
She said that, where Mahatma Gandhi faced trouble from foreigners, Ambedkar was discriminated by his own people. “Although Gandhiji and Ambedkar had ideological differences, the former entrusted the job of writing the Constitution to the latter,” Sushma said.