IMPHAL, April 17: Observing the 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar by the Congress at the Congress Bhawan yesterday is nothing but a ploy of the party to garner votes for the upcoming ADC election, charged Manipur Peoples`™ Party president N Sovakiran today.
The MPP president also attacked the Chief Minister`™s speech made during the observation as `untimely`™.
Dr Ambedkar was the first Law Minister of independent India, but the Congress had removed him from the post in 1951 and he died in 1956, Sovakiran told a press conference today.
Later, the Congress became a dynastic party, he said adding that for the past many years the Congress had never observed Dr BR Ambedkar`™s anniversary.
Unfortunately, the State Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh had delivered an untimely and unrelated speech while remembering one of the most respectable leaders of the country, he claimed.
The Chief Minister spoke on issues and problems of the State instead of remembering the achievements of the leader during his birth anniversary observation which is only a `vote bank policy`™ the MPP leader said.
The speech is nothing but the ruling Congress humiliating Dr BR Ambedkar which is very much unfortunate, he added.
Reacting further to the Chief Minister`™s speech, he said the MPP was aware since long that the CBI would not accept the appeal to investigate into the finding of skeletons from the Tombisana School compound as the government had already destroyed all evidences.
On the present VDF-government imbroglio which was also mentioned in the Chief Minister`™s speech, he said according to reports, the Ministry of Home Affairs had approved the creation and appointment of only 1000 VDF personnel, whereas the State government ended up recruiting more than 10000 personnel just before the 2012 general election which is another `vote bank policy`™.
He further continued that during the past many elections in the State, almost all the polling stations were declared as hyper sensitive and army and para-military forces were used.