Daily Archive: April 14, 2017

Birth Anniversary Special : What happened when Dr. Ambedkar fought elections?

Ashish Kedia

Today is 126th birth anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar. Born on April 14, 1891 Bhim Rao Ambedkar was the chairman of constitution drafting committee.

Today political parties across ideological spectrum seek votes on the name of Baba Shaeb Ambedkar. Indeed Dr. Ambedkar himself had contested LoK Sabha election twice in his life.

The legend who’s name itself is today used as vote magnet ironically had lost in both the elections.
He had contested in 1951-52 and 1954 polls.
However he was made a member of Rajya Sabha and also served as India’s first law ministe.

Democracy indeed is an amazing thing!