BJP govt respects Constitution, even Ambedkar can’t abolish it now: PM Modi

Jaipur Amid opposition charges that the BJP was out to destroy the Constitution, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government revered it and even Babasaheb Ambedkar would not be able to abolish it now.

Addressing an election rally in Barmer, Modi alleged that the Congress was standing with anti-national forces and hit out at the opposition INDIA bloc for “trying to weaken” the country.

The rally was organised in support of BJP candidate and Union Minister of State Kailash Chaudhary who is contesting from the Barmer Lok Sabha seat.

He said; “The Constitution of the country is everything for the (BJP) government and even if Babasaheb Ambedkar himself comes, he cannot abolish the Constitution”.

The Prime Minister also launched a blistering attack on Congress for claiming that the country’s Constitution and democracy would be in danger if he wins a third term in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

“The Congress tried to destroy the Constitution by imposing emergency in the country and now it is taking cover in the name of the Constitution to abuse Modi,” he said.

Further in his speech, PM Modi, who is the BJP’s top star campaigner, also accused Congress of now letting Babasaheb Ambedkar get Bharat Ratna.

“The Congress, which made Baba Saheb lose elections while he was alive, did not allow him to receive the Bharat Ratna, and attempted to end the Constitution by imposing an emergency in the country is today resorting to lies in the name of the Constitution just to abuse Modi,” the Prime Minister said.

“It is Modi who initiated the celebration of Constitution Day for the first time in the country. I developed the five pilgrimage sites associated with Babasaheb Ambedkar. Therefore, it is necessary to be aware of the lies of the Congress and the INDI alliance, who insult Babasaheb Ambedkar and the Constitution,” he added.

PM Modi’s all-out attack on Congress came weeks after Rahul Gandhi claimed that the ‘ultimate goal of Narendra Modi and the BJP is to destroy Babasaheb’s Constitution.”  The row over the Constitution kicked off after BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde said that the party needs a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution.

However, BJP distanced itself from Hegde’s remarks, dubbing it a “personal opinion” and sought clarification from him. For the unversed, Dr B R Ambedkar was the Chief Architect of the Constitution