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Christian missionaries are behind damages and vandalisation of B R Ambedkar statues, claims BJP leader

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 April 2018, 20:57 IST

The vandalisation of the Dalit Icon Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar is giving rise to several controversies. The BJP MP recently asserted that the Christian missionaries are behind all the vandalisation and damaging of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar’s statues.

The BJP MP speaking to reporters at Ballia on Saturday at a programme held to mark the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, BJP MP from Ballia Bharat Singh said, “It is at the behest of the Christian missionaries that the statues of Babasaheb Ambedkar are being damaged and vandalised. The missionaries are also financing the people who are indulging in damaging and vandalising the statues of Babasaheb.”

Mounting an attack on the Christian missionaries, Singh said, “The Christian missionaries are unable to accept the surge of the BJP under the leadership of BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.” He alleged that the missionaries are also involved in the large-scale religious conversion of Hindus through financial support to them.

Reacting to Singh’s statement, senior SP leader Ramashankar Vidyarthi said, “The BJP is simply trying to mislead the people of this country in the name of Ambedkar.”

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First published: 15 April 2018, 17:12 IST
 
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