On Thursday, a BJP Parliamentarian Savitri Bai Phule who was known for her controversial comment quitted the party on 6th December alleging that the party is trying to “create divisions in society”. This is the death day of Bhima Rao Ambedkar and this is also the day when Babri Masjid in Ayodhya was demolished in the year 1992.
In an interview, she quoted that “India’s money is being spent on construction of statues instead of being used for the development of the country”. She said that the BJP government was trying to erase the history of Bahujan and minority.
According to the report, she said that “Instead of ensuring development, they are stoking fears of Hindu – Muslim, India -Pakistan, mandir-masjid, and spreading hate and communal violence.”
Giving the reason for leaving BJP, MS Phule who was first elected as BJP MLA in 2012 from the reserved seat in Bansi and then as an MP in 2014. She said she had nothing to do with the party anymore.
She also said that MPs and MLAs of the current government are spreading communal strife and tearing the constitution to shreds. She cited that this is a threat to the reservation, failure of the government to those who are involved in the burning of the constitution and raising slogans against Baba Saheb in August.
Phule also demanded that if Lord Hanuman was a ‘Dalit’ as claimed by UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath, then Dalits should be appointed as pujaris in the all the Hanuman temples across the country. Phule has been attacking the BJP and its governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh for their alleged indifference to the concerns of Scheduled Caste. She also said that some people want to run this country on “Manu Smriti” and don’t follow the constitution.
Ms Phule also promised to launch a campaign December 23rd for the implementation of the constitution and for the rights of Dalits and OBC.