Now a days Congress and Opposition is playing the Dalit Card and trying to incite violence by potraying BJP as anti-Dalit, anti-farmer, anti-student. For heaven’s sake, why would any government be against so many, especially these are the segments who solidly stood by the BJP during and after the election? In fact, it is this pandering to falsehood that is the biggest roadblock for the opposition. From intolerance to award-wapasi to Dalit alienation, the script, direction and actors are the same beaten lot. Mayawati’s huge disappointment is understandable. With no representation in parliament, her party has touched the nadir.
The new strategy adopted by the opposition is just to chip away at different caste groups to create a wedge in the social fabric.The parties playing politics in the name of Ambedkar are trying to create a new separatist narrative. In the coming days, more such discrimination stories are bound to be fished out.But The Dalits at large are well aware of this nefarious game plan and are not going to be trapped.
Opposition should understand clearly It is Modi’s era in which everyone is equivalent. There is no difference among caste, creed and colour. Modi Government will never let them become successful in their deceitful attempts. Modi Government always slap them tightly with their work and approach and prove them wrong.They had gained by uniting Hindus above castes and region, the “Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas” commitment touched a raw nerve in every Indian’s heart.
Including great Ambedkar memorials in Delhi, Mumbai and Satna, no other government has done so much to epitomize social justice to Ambedkarism. In the empowerment of the socially-deprived, poor and destitute, Modi’s affirmative actions have won him a niche in the constituency. A slew of bogus allegations cannot take away the good work on the ground Modi has done for Dalits.
Some of the actions undertaken by Modi government for upliftment of Dalits and other backward communities.
In 2016, the government strengthened the provisions of the Prevention of Atrocities Act, established to protect caste minorities. This was a key change that provided better compensation for victims and also sped up the trial process. Further, they have taken efforts to commemorate Dalit icons like BR Ambedkar (head of the Constituent Assembly, which drafted the Indian Constitution). On multiple occasions, Modi has publicly professed to being a “bhakt” or devotee of Ambedkar and his government has pushed forward the commission of two memorials for Ambedkar.
In the same year on the birth anniversary of Dalit leader Babu Jagjivan Ram, Modi launched “Standup India,” with a specific government scheme for Dalit entrepreneurs. Introduced in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, it grants loans of between $15,000 and $150,000 for new enterprise setup.
The “Standup India” venture by Modi government provides pre-loan training, facilitates loans, assists with factoring and marketing, and even provides debit cards and a web portal for registration and support services. Twelve other similar plans for financial security parallel this venture. For instance, 5,100 e-rickshaws (miniature cabs which operate on a solar powered battery) were distributed to poor families during the launch of the initiative. “Standup India” is expected to benefit 250,000 Dalit entrepreneurs across the country in the long run.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah took a holy dip (samrasta snan) with Dalits at Valmiki Ghat on the banks of river Shipra in Ujjain, where the Simhastha Kumbh is being held.While critics called it symbolic, the event holds significance as it underlines BJP’s sustained effort to bring Dalits into the mainstream and ensure that they too lead a life of dignity and respect.
The government has also introduced effective laws to rein in crimes against Dalits and Adivasis. Such stringent laws can play an effective role in ending bias against Dalits and pave the way for their empowerment.
The intolerance shown towards Dalits in Hindu temples and other places of worship for centuries has also created a feeling of inferiority among the community. But this tremenduous move by Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) has completely slammed the agenda of Congress and proved them that BJP is the party who works for welfare of people and doesn’t play caste politics like them.
It is under the rule of BJP this historic move has taken place. In a sharp departure from tradition, The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the country’s richest religious centre, had decided to appoint Dalits, Adivasis and fishermen as priests in temples it’s building across Andhra Pradesh to push for social inclusion. The newly appointed priests were mainly from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities.The first time in India people from downtrodden communities are raised as priests in world’s richest temple.
Skill development can provide better livelihood to Dalits in rural areas.In this context, Modi government’s “Skill India” programme can prove to be a blessing for the Dalit community. Similarly, entrepreneurship can prove to be a milestone for financial empowerment and prosperity of Dalits. In this regard “Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce” is a welcome move.
“Stand Up India” for supporting entrepreneurship, Mudra Bank for easy finance and “Jan Dhan Yojana” for access to banking services will also go a long way in awakening the spirit of entrepreneurship among the Dalit community.
The BJP government in Maharashtra has taken a commendable step by bringing Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill in the state Assembly.This bill has made discrimination and social boycott a punishable offence with maximum punishment of seven years in prison or fine up to Rs 5 lakh or both.This law will go a long way in curbing the practice of discrimination by local institutions, like panchayat bodies, against Dalits.
It is BJP who is having 79 Member of Parliament(MP), 549 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) and what is so special about them is that they all are Dalits. Prime Minister of the Country is from Other Backward Class( OBC),President of the Country is also Dalit in BJP still people tag them as Anti Dalit.
Narendra Modi government is taking full care of them and providing them all facilities such as Electricity,LPG, better roads,Adarsh Grams,Schools,Medical Expenses, Insurances, Mudra Yojna,Stand Up India and many more…..
Sole purpose of Opposition
Most political parties have so far engaged in politics of symbolism and used Dalits as vote bank. Initially the Congress became the natural beneficiary of the reservation policy and secured a lion’s share of Dalit votes at the national level for decades.However, in the last two decades, Dalits have gradually moved away from the Congress as the grand old party failed to initiate any impactful programme to uplift the community that is why they are now playing tactics against BJP.
Congress is just using the name of B.R. Ambedkar for politics, he is the same person who was defeated by Congress in LokSabha elections and to whom they have never conferred Bharat Ratna award.Now the BJP-led NDA government has ushered in a refreshing change with a genuine attempt to reach out to the community and create an enabling environment through multiple measures for their all-round growth and development.Undoubtely Narendra Modi government have taken some serious initiative for long-term welfare of Dalits.