Hero worship in politics will eventually lead to dictatorship…. Dr. BR Ambedkar
Some excerpts from the last and historical long speech given by Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar in the Constituent Assembly of India on 25 November 1949.
“On 26 January 1950 this country will be free by implementing the Constitution of India, but what will happen next for its freedom? Once upon a time this country was independent. I am sorry that India’s independence was over, but we lost our independence due to the betrayal of our own people. This saddens me more. Will history repeat itself again, I am worried about the future of the country. We should protect freedom even by shedding the last drop of our blood. If we want to establish democracy, then our social and economic objectives should be achieved through the constitutional way only, not through violence because the way outside the constitution will only lead to anarchy.
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“From 26 January 1950 we are going to enter a life of contrasts. We will have the right to equality in politics, but in social and economic life inequality means inequality will remain. In politics we will recognize one person, one vote and one value but because of our social and economic structure we will deny the principle of one vote one value in social and economic life. How long shall we continue to deny equality in social and economic life? If we continue to deny it for long, we will also put our political democracy in danger. We should eliminate these disparities as soon as possible. If this is not done then those who are badly victims of discrimination, exploitation and disparities will burn to ashes the very system of political democracy which has been built with hard work in this assembly.
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“No matter how good the constitution is, if the people who implement it are not good, then the constitution will definitely prove to be bad and if the people who implement it are good, then the constitution will also prove to be beneficial.”
“There is a great lack of brotherhood in us. Due to caste discrimination, different groups have been formed in our social life, by eradicating the racial discrimination of that caste, we Indians should create a new nation socially and mentally. Castes are anti-national because it creates division, jealousy and hatred in our social life. How can people divided into thousands of castes be one nation? So if we want to build a nation in true sense, we have to overcome these obstacles.
“India’s democracy is threatened by another thing, that is hero worship. No other country has as much devotion and hero worship in the politics of this country. Hero worship in politics leads to downfall and will eventually lead to dictatorship. This is fixed.”
Courtesy : Dalit Awaaz
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