Government working to realise Bhimrao, Ambedkar and Jyotiba Phule visions: Modi

Vastavam web: The BJP today kicked off a series of programmes aimed at reaching out to Dalits and backward sections of society with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that his government is working to realise the visions of Dalit icon Bhimrao Ambedkar and social reformer Jyotiba Phule.The party observed the birth anniversary of Phule, who is venerated — especially by Dalits and backwards — for his relentless struggle for social reforms, as ‘Samta Diwas’ (equality day) today. It will launch the ‘Gram Swaraj’ campaign on Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on April 14.

The ‘Gram Swaraj’ exercise, which will continue till May 5, will be aimed at fulfilling the dreams of these stalwarts, he said, asking the party’s representatives to fan out in villages to ensure that people there get benefits of government schemes, an official statement said.The prime minister spelled out several programmes during the period with April 18 being observed as ‘Swachh Bharat’ festival.This is also a part of social justice as the mindset that those engaged in sanitation work have a low status has to be changed, he said.

He said he will interact with BJP leaders on April 22 through a video conference.April 30, May 2 and May 5 will be dedicated to highlighting various schemes aimed at benefiting farmers and the poor.Modi said he will be in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, which is among the districts chosen by his government for development push, on April 14 and in Madhya Pradesh on April 24.