On November 27, 2015 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while speaking in Parliament, acknowledged the role of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar as the maker of Constitution. PM Modi reiterated the same today while paying tribute to Ambedkar.
On both occasions, Narendra Modi referred to Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar as the 'maker of Constitution'.
But, a BJP leader from Rajasthan does not seem to agree with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Ambedkar's contribution in drafting the Constitution.
Vijay Bansal, BJP MLA from Bharatpur, said Ambedkar was not the creator of the Constitution but it was vote bank politics of politicians that had made him so.
"Bhim Rao Ambedkar was made the creator of Constitution by political people to garner votes", said Bansal.
Bansal, speaking on the occasion of opening ceremony of a private school, made the controversial remarks on the125th anniversary of Dr Ambedkar.
BJP had been trying to not antagonize Dalits after the Una episode in which some people from the community were flogged.
However, the comment made by the party's Rajasthan leader can put its leadership in a spot of bother because of Ambedkar's iconic status.
PM MODI HONOURS DR AMBEDKAR
BJP-led government has been working towards building a perception that it is genuinely concerned about the welfare of the Dalits.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Nagpur and inaugurated a series of development projects.
Nagpur is closely linked with BR Ambedkar. It was in Nagpur that the country's first law minister had reverted to Buddhism with approximately 600,000 followers on October 14, 1956, which was Ashok Vijaya Dashami.
In the past too PM Modi, has talked about the contribution of the revolutionary leader. In November 2015, PM Modi raved about the leader who despite several hurdles drafted the constitution of India.