Jammu (Arnia/Bishnah), November 27 | Senior Congress leader Mohinder Bhardwaj has said that the Constitution of India adopted by the country 70 years back is the guiding principle for the nation and all those connected with its framing particularly Baba Sahab Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who was chairman of the constituent assembly that constructed the Constitution, were true visionaries who laid the path for Independent India’s future journey. The indebted nation pays glowing tributes to them on this pious occasion of the 70 anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution by the country.
Addressing an impressive function organised here by the residents of Arnia in connection with the Constitution Day celebrations on Tuesday, Bhardwaj rued that this pious occasion has been ruined by the ruling BJP’s never-ending lust for power which has been aided and abetted by the Central Government. Pointing out to the happenings in Maharashtra and unsuccessful attempts by the BJP and the Union Government to circumvent the constitutional process and precedents to deprive the united front of the opposition to form the government in the state, he said that it amply reflected that Central Government has no respect either for the Constitution or the democratic values enshrined in the document.
It also shows that the ruling party’s love for Dr Ambedkar is a sham and only meant to misguide vast expanse of his followers for votes. Ultimately the Supreme Court had to intervene to save the nation from this embarrassment and ordering a Floor Test in newly elected Maharashtra Assembly within 24 hours.
Further launching a broadside against the BJP leadership for muzzling the Constitutional proprieties, he said that nothing can be more blasphemous than insulting the Father of the Constitution in his own ” Janam and Karam Bhoomi” Maharashtra. ” View the utterances of leaders of the present government and the BJP on the occasion of Constitution Day celebrations in this background of Maharashtra happenings and the Supreme Court’s laudable intervention which has exposed the ruling dispensation’s nefarious designs to grab power through back door in that state,” he asked the gathering.
Describing Dr Ambedkar as the messiah of downtrodden particularly Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Mr Bhardwaj, a senior advocate, has said only the Congress has in the last seven decades shown and proved its commitment to the deprived sections of the society through giving equal opportunities to all and ensuring equitable growth. On the contrary leaders of BJP have only lied to these sections of the society in the name of their welfare only for votes and ended up creating strife in the society at all levels.
Bhardwaj said that true tribute to the framers of the constitution would be through ensuring peace in the society. ” All the progressive and forward-looking forces cutting across religion caste and creed should join hands to defeat the divisive force as the country is passing through a very critical time,” he observed.
He further said that an index of the current ruling dispensation’s, both at the Centre and in Jammu and Kashmir, hollow talk of welfare of poor and underprivileged is the poor condition of these sections along with farmers and people living in borders areas such as in Bishnah, Arnia and other towns and villages along the International Border and LoC.
Among those who spoke on the occasion were Ashok Dubey (organising secretary PCCI), Kailash Saini (Counsellor Municipal Committee Arnia),
M.A. Bhatti, Krishan Saini (Block President Congress Arnia), Sardar Surinder Singh, Subhash Chander, Raj Kumar (Nambardar), Dr. Nagar Mal Choudhary, Manohar Lal, Rakesh and others.