16 Apr 2023

Madhya Pradesh: Bid To Woo Dalits Through Ambedkar Mahakumbh; CM Shivraj Made These Announcements

Gwalior: Taking a lesson from the defeat of the ruling party in the Gwalior Chambal region in the last assembly elections due to the April 2 2018 riots, the government organized Ambedkar Mahakumbh on a large scale at the Mela Ground in Gwalior today on Sunday in which Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan made several big announcements to woo the Dalits ahead of Assembly elections scheduled towards end of the year.

Shivraj announced that separate welfare boards will be formed for the main sub-castes of Scheduled Caste society, such as Kori Welfare Board, Jatav Welfare Board etc. Chairpersons and members will also be appointed in these boards. The chairpersons of the above boards will be given the status of ministers. Their responsibility will be to interact with the community members and learn about their problems.

Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Jyotiraditya Scindia, BJP state president VD Sharma and senior ministers of the state government participated in the event.


Govt will pay fees of children of families having income up to 8 lakhs


Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan started his address by raising the slogan of Jai Bhim. He announced that now the government will also pay the fees of the children of families whose income is up to 8 lakhs. As of now, the government pays the fees of the children of families with an income of up to 6 lakhs. The government will pay the room rent for the scheduled caste students who stay in rented rooms for studies.



Development of Panch-Teerth

Chief Minister Chouhan said that the state government is developing Baba Saheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar's birthplace, education-place, place where he made Constitution, initiation-place and place of Mahanirvan as Panch-teerth. Along with this, all these have also been included in the Mukhya Mantri Teerth-Darshan Yojana. Dharamshala will be constructed on three and a half acres of land to provide facilities to the followers of Baba Saheb in Mhow. The purpose of all these works is that we should remember Baba Saheb's life and public welfare works and bless our lives by following the ideals conveyed by him.

Grand temple of Sant Ravidas ji will be constructed 

The Chief Minister said that the state government has decided to construct Sant Ravidas temple at Sagar at a cost of Rs 100 crore. The life sketch of Saint Shiromani Ravidas will be outlined in the temple, so that it can be a source of inspiration for all. CM Chouhan called upon every village to worship the bricks to be used for the construction of Sant Ravidas ji’s temple and take out yatras in every village before sending these bricks to the temple site in Sagar.

Sayajirao Gaikwad had sent Baba Ambedkar abroad for studies

Earlier, Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that Sayajirao Gaikwad Maharaj, the ancestor of my wife, had sent Baba Ambedkar abroad for studies. Congress never gave respect to Baba Saheb. Baba Saheb had to wait for 75 years for the honour. With folded hands, Scindia urged CM Shivraj Singh to give government land to build Ambedkar Dham in Gwalior.

Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that it is not the Congress but the BJP-led governments in state and country  that are following the policies and principles of Baba Saheb. He mentioned all the Dalit-friendly works of the government including the Mhow memorial. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated and performed Bhumi Pujan of hostels costing Rs. 61 crore 43 lakh through single click.

Workers angry over MP's name missing in invitation letter


The name of local MP Vivek Narayan Shejwalkar was missing in the invitation letter printed for the event. There was resentment among the party workers regarding this. Apart from the Chief Minister and both the Union Ministers, the names of BJP State President VD Sharma, In-charge Minister Tulsiram Silavat, Minister Jagdish Deora, Dr. Prabhuram Chowdhary, Meena Singh Mandve were included in the cards printed by the Scheduled Castes Welfare Department.


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