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BSP plans state-wide protests on Ambedkar's birth anniversary

punjab Updated: Mar 29, 2015 21:05 IST
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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has chalked out extensive programmes to celebrate 124th birth anniversary of Bhimarao Ramji Ambedkar as Jagriti March on April 14 across the state.

The party will also hold a programme in Adampur city in Jalandhar district.

"The party will celebrate the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar and also to commemorate his contribution in the current scenario of Indian governance," BSP state president, Avtar Singh Karimpuri told HT.

He said that the main focus of the celebration would focus more on highlighting the failures of the state government in providing governance to its natives.

In this state-level function, party's national general secretary Narendra Kashyap will preside as the chief guest.

Karimpuri said the government, at the Centre as well as the state, has failed to provide a respectful space in society. And it became more evident when PM Narendra Modi cut the SC/ST budget from Rs 82,000 crore to rs 50,000 crore.

"Punjab government has failed to implement the special scholarship scheme for SC/ST students, and when students protested against it at Nawanshahr, police beat up the boys and girls and acid was also thrown at them," he said.

Karimpuri said the protest will also highlight the state government failure to control the drug menace.

"If we look over the records of the government all we can find out is corruption, as the state finance minister had allocated rs 50 lakh in the budget to put a halt over the drugs which have not yet been used," he said.

The party will also protest against the land acquisition bill introduced by the NDA government.

AAP is on footprints of BJP and Congress

BSP state president Karimpuri said, the Aam Aadmi Party is walking on the footsteps of the BJP and the Congress as a big rift is dividing the party. Moreover, if this inner-party rift grew bigger it would lead to the party vanishing soon.