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‘How many dalits, muslims given Bharat Ratna?’ asks Asaduddin Owaisi

Jan 28, 2019 15:25 IST
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India’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna was conferred on Dr B R Ambedkar out of compulsion and not by heart, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi has alleged. “Tell me out of the total Bharat Ratna awards given how many were Dalit, Adivasi, Muslim, poor, upper caste and Brahmin? Babasaheb (Ambedkar) was given Bharat Ratna, but out of compulsion and not by heart,” Owaisi was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.