Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday demanded Bharat Ratna for Kanshi Ram whom he described him as a great visionary.
Addressing a public meeting at Prithipur Bunga village, 25 km from here, the birthplace of BSP founder Kanshi Ram on his 82nd birthday, Kejriwal demanded Bharat Ratna for Kanshi Ram whom he described as a great visionary and only leader of Dalit samaj after BR Ambedkar.
Earlier, Kejriwal on reaching the memorial of Kanshi Ram at Prithipur Bunga village was accorded a warm welcome by Swaran Kaur, sister of Kanshi Ram, and other family members besides large number of AAP supporters.
He garlanded the statue of Kanshi Ram. Kejriwal was presented a ‘Siropa’ (ward of honour) by the Kanshi Ram Charitable Foundation headed by sister of the BSP founder.
Kejriwal said that when voted to power (in Punjab) the AAP government would fulfill the dreams which Kanshi Ram had seen for the Dalit community.
Kejriwal said he was stunned to know about the recent incident of severing of limbs of a Dalit youth in Abohar and police failed to arrest real culprit who is alleged to be close to ruling SAD.