PM pays tribute to Ambedkar

14 Apr 2017

Taking forward the BJP's aggressive Dalit outreach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flew into Nagpur to pay homage to Bhimrao Ambedkar at 'Deekshabhoomi' where the architect of the Indian Constitution had embraced Buddhism 61 years ago. Modi paid floral tributes to him at Deekshabhoomi to mark his 126th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister's visit to Nagpur is being seen as an extension of his and BJP's efforts to reach out to Dalits, a move which helped the party shore up its performance by leaps and bounds in the key cow belt state of Uttar Pradesh where it formed its government after a hiatus of 15 years.