Congress MP Jairam Ramesh, while addressing the media during the Ambedkar International Conference, has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name itself is an acronym that stands for ‘Murder of Democracy in India.’
“Narendra Modi loves acronyms. His name itself is an acronym that stands for ‘Murder of Democracy in India’. Modi as PM is consistently shrinking space for parliamentary debate, while also hijacking Ambedkar. This is hypocrisy,” he said.
BJP does not believe in the Constitution and it is weakening parliamentary institutions. BJP and RSS were hijacking human rights advocate Ambedkar, just the way, they did with Mahatma Gandhi, he added. “Ambedkar would not approve of Modi in the last two years for bringing in all bills through the money bill. He even included Aadhaar in the money bill,” Ramesh said.
The veteran Congress leader also said that there was a competition between political parties. “The Congress has believed in social empowerment of weaker sections. We are launching leadership programmes for younger Dalits. 20% of the popular vote was for congress in 2014 elections. It is a challenging situation now and we recognise its seriousness. We need aggressive outreach for women, Dalits and other minorities,” he said.