PM Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the Ambedkar Memorial at 26, Alipur Road in New Delhi on the eve of the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.
He, however, turned the event into a Congress-bashing exercise. He claimed that Congress had always humiliated Ambedkar. "Parties who believe in Babasaheb Ambedkar should never be with the Congress," said Modi.
Further, Modi claimed that his government has initiated schemes like Ujjwala, Mudra and Jan Dhan aimed at SCs/STs. He said, "We strengthened the law against atrocities in 2015. We increased the list of punishable offences from 22 to 47."
He added that "Congress hasn't changed." He maintained that Congress opposed a panel giving additional safeguards for SCs/STs in the Constitution.