We ensured Ambedkar was chairman of drafting committee of

first_imgConstitution: CongNew Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Congress today dismissed charges that it had acted against the interests of B R Ambedkar.Party spokesman P L Punia told reporters that on the other hand it was Congress which ensured Ambedkar to be not only in the drafting committee of the Constitution but also its chairman.He said that Ambedkar had lost the membership of the committee as he had been elected from a region of Bengal which went to Pakistan.That time Rajendra Prasad wrote a letter to the then Chief Minister of undivided Mumbai state B D Kher asking him to ensure election of Ambedkar from the state. Following this, M R Jayakar resigned from the committee to pave for the election of Ambedkar, Punia said.Similarly, when Ambedkar got defeated in the first general elections from Mumbai, the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru had ensured that he was not only accommodated in the Rajya Sabha but also be the Union Law Minister, he said.Punias remarks came when asked to comment on the BSP supremo Mayawatis charge against the Congress with working against the interests of Ambedkar. PTI SPG ZMNlast_img read more