“It is the strength of Babasaheb’s Constitutionthat a gentleman hailing from deprived and exploited class has become the president (Ram Nath Kovind), while the vice-president ( M Venkaiah Naidu) is from a farmer’s family,” he said at a rally here on the 128th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution.
“Thanks to Babasaheb’s Constitution, a ‘chaiwala’ (teaseller) is holding the prime minister’s post,” Modi said.
The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is contesting 38 Lok Sabha seats, while the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) has fielded candidates from 37 parliamentary constituencies.
There are three Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidates in the poll fray from the state. The alliance has left two seats of Rae Bareli and Amethi for the Congress.
“With your support, your ‘chowkidar (watchman)’ has made an effort to follow the path shown by Babasaheb, and ran the government on the mantra of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ (together with all, development for all),” he said.
Besides, following the path shown by Babasaheb, “we have also made an effort to honour him in the country’s history of which he is a rightful claimant,” Modi said, adding that five places associated with Ambedkar are being developed as ‘PANCHATEERTH‘.