Members of the Dalit community on Saturday protested in Rajasthan's Bharatpur demanding the arrest of BJP MLA Vijay Bansal for his controversial remarks against Dr BR Ambedkar.
The protesting Dalits also demanded that his membership from the state Assembly be revoked.
Protests were carried out by the agitating members at the Collectorate in Bharatpur district under the banner of the District Jatav Mahasabha. They shouted slogans against the BJP MLA and demanded Bansal's arrest for his statement.
BJP MLA's OFFENSIVE REMARK
Speaking on the occasion of the opening ceremony of a private school on the 125th anniversary of Dr. Ambedkar, Bansal had said, "Bhim Rao Ambedkar was made the creator of the Constitution by political people to garner votes."
The protesting Dalits gathered under the leadership of Rajkumar Pappa, District President of Jatav Mahasabha and Rajendra Sona, District President of BSP at the Ambedkar Park on Saturday and passed a resolution condemning the remark made by the BJP MLA. The protestors claimed that the agitation against the MLA would continue until action was taken against him.