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Eying Bihar elections, BJP, Congress celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti

Apr 14, 2015 10:13 AM IST India India

BR Ambedkar's 125th birthday has turned into a tug of war between the BJP and the Congress who are both vying for the Dalit vote bank. In an all out war to capitalise the legacy of the father of the Constitution, parties are gearing up for the Bihar elections that are scheduled later in 2015. In a clear signal that they are eying the Dalit vote bank, the BJP is kickstarting its Bihar campaign today. But the BJP maintains they are simply paying their respect to Ambedkar.