BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday accused BJP and RSS of trying to change the secular Constitution and establish Hindutva, saying the demolition of the Babri mosque in 1992 showed that they do not believe in the statute framed by B R Ambedkar.
Addressing a rally here, Mayawati said that Muslims have got their rights because of Ambedkar who carved out a secular Constitution which was, however, “not liked” by BJP and RSS.
“Now BJP and RSS want to change the secular Constitution and establish the old order of Hindutvadi caste based system,” she said addressing workers to mark the 61st death anniversary of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar at Ambedkar Saamajik Parivartan Sthal, a memorial built during her regime as a tribute to the Dalit icon. She noted that the disputed Babri structure was also demolished on this day in 1992 by saffron forces to send a message that they do not believe in the Constitution framed by Ambedkar.
“It was because of a very petty mindset that the structure was demolished on this day to send a message that they do not believe in the secular Constitution of Ambedkar... BJP and RSS do not want anyone other than Hindus to lead a dignified life,” she said.
Reaching out to Muslims and dalits, she said, “If BJP comes to power, what will happen in Varanasi and Mathura, Muslims can understand...how many Rohith Vemula and Una will take place, Dalits can understand.”
Mayawati also took credit for implementation of Mandal commission recommendations by the then VP Singh government.
The BSP supremo said that after Singh, the then Prime Minister, implemented the report as per the conditions laid down by her party in return for its support, BJP withdrew its prop bringing down the government.
Exhorting dalits and backwards not to get swayed by BJP, Mayawati alleged that the saffron party has already started ways to weaken them and claimed it has started talking about review of reservation.