Dalit Congress Man Alleges Attack by BJP Men on Ambedkar Jayanti

Mitesh Parmar insists he’s never had a problem while garlanding the statue before.

A Dalit member of the Congress party claims that he was attacked by BJP workers in Vadodara on Ambedkar Jayanti while trying to garland a statue of Dr BR Ambedkar, according to a report in The Times of India.

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC), which is currently ruled by the BJP, had organised an event to garland the statue at Race Course Circle. The BJP’s scheduled caste wing had also organised a rally. Parmar was stopped by security personnel and BJP workers when he went to garland the statue.

As per tradition, the mayor is the first to garland the statue. But Parmar claims that he has been garlanding the statue early for the last couple of years and he’s never faced a problem before.

Mitesh Parmar to The Times of IndiaBut this time, the BJP workers abused me and asked me to go. They punched, kicked and threw me down the stairs. Before that, I somehow garlanded the statue.

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