Congress on revival path? Party planning to celebrate Ambedkar's birthday to woo dalits
New Delhi, April 4: Wooing Dalits, has been every party's agenda to garner more and more votes. This time , Congress which is on revival path is also leaving no stone unturned to get their support to make a comeback. Congress' which had earlier said that the party would be their (dalits) backbone in the time to come is again trying to woo these voters.
As per an Indiatoday report, "Desperate to regain its traditional Scheduled Caste vote bank across the country, the Congress has decided to hold year-long celebrations to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Dalit icon Dr. B.R. Ambedkar starting April 14."
Earlier also the Congress had said that the party will stand by Dalits -- a term used to include all historically discriminated communities of India and untouchables -- and ensure their progress, irrespective of the amount of time it takes.
After tasting defeat in the Lok Sabha polls and Assembly polls in Haryana, Maharashtra and Delhi , the party has been making concerted attempts to win back Dalit support base which has always played an important role in the win and defeat of any party.
Not only this, Sonia Gandhi who has taken the reins of the party after Rahul Gandhi's sabbatical is also said to have planned some seminars and conventions where Ambedkar's ideology will be disseminated. Even essay and debate competitions will be held in schools and colleges to make students aware of B R Ambedkar's contributions to the society.