Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Babasaheb Ambedkar's dream of caste annihilation is still incomplete.
“Babasaheb Ambedkar belonged to everyone, not just the weak. We see his influence everywhere today. But Babasaheb Ambedkar’s dream is still incomplete. Babasaheb’s dream of annihilation of caste is incomplete. Constitution has been in place for years, but caste-ism still exists,” said Rahul.
“Babasaheb’s life teaches us that change is not easy, it takes time. I’m here to assure you that to fulfill Babasaheb’s dream is my responsibility, your responsibility, everyone’s responsibility,” he
The Congress vice-president, who is expected to take up his party’s top job this year, further said that the nation can’t change till some people are kept away from their rights.
“Our Nation’s Constitution and ‘One Man One Vote’ right changed the face of our society. Till the time some people are kept away from their rights, the nation can’t change,” said Rahul.
“When voices in IIT Madras are stifled, it shows that some people’s rights are still being taken away,” he added.
Rahul had earlier in the day paid his tributes to Dr. Ambedkar by garlanding his statue in his birthplace Mhow in Madhya Pradesh.