- Of The Book Ambedkar was inducted as chairman, Constitution Draft Committee, after independence in 1947.
- Man Of Law He was the first law minister, but resigned in ’51 when Cong, RSS stalled draft of the Hindu Code Bill.
The Sangh parivar has launched a diatribe against caste-based reservation. It started last year, with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitching for a ‘review’ of the policy. That remark boomeranged in Bihar, with Nitish Kumar and Laloo Prasad Yadav exploiting it to the hilt. Yet, Bhagwat reiterated it, saying reservation should help all poor regardless of caste. Lately, he clarified that reservation must stay till discrimination persists.
Despite the denials, this was a muddled attempt to carve a ‘new normal’—not very new actually. “Lately some leaders have repeated the traditional argument of replacing caste with economic criteria for...