Politics

Ambedkar & the BJP

Print edition : February 21, 2014

The BJP has set its sights on the Dalit vote. Here, "Ram and Bhim", a BJP campaign poster in Mhow near Indore in Madhya Pradesh, which is Bhimrao Ambedkar's birthplace. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

The BJP has begun extolling the virtues of Dr B.R. Ambedkar. But one can tell from both what he said and wrote that he was viscerally opposed to the Hindu Mahasabha and the RSS.
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