Ambedkar was opposed to Article 370: BJP
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar was totally against the incorporation of Article
370 in the Indian Constitution and he opposed it tooth and nail. He did not favour grant of any special status to Jammu & Kashmir. This was stated by BJP State General Secretary (Org.) Ashok Kaul while paying tributes to this leader on his death anniversary in a programme held at party headquarter, Jammu. Ashok Kaul said that even after decades Dr. Ambedkar remains one of the unparalleled leaders of masses across the country. He said that Baba Saheb grew up at the time of great struggle and his life incidences must inspire us to face challenges of life with positive and laborious attitude. He said that with endless craving and quest for knowledge, Ambedkar was also opposed to untouchability as he was of the view that one's caste should not be any parameter to judge his or her capability, intelligence and zeal to serve the society.
"Had the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru agreed to the views of Dr. Ambedkar on Article 370 and not adopted rigid stand to appease Sheikh Mohd. Abdullah, the political and social scenario in the state would have been totally different with no space for separatist tendencies", said Ashok Kaul.
Similarly, the other leaders also spoke on the life of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and also highlighted the recognition being given to him during the BJP led government at the Centre. They said that he was an institution in himself and the people should take inspiration to stand on own despite difficulties and odds in life. Party leaders including Parmod Kapahi, Brig. Anil Gupta, Balbir Ram Rattan, S. Varinderjit Singh, Sanjay Khanna, Suresh Sharma, Dr. Pardeep Mahotra, Er. Ghulam Ai Khatana, Kubhushan Mohtra, Darshan Singh, Adv. Hunar Gupta, Bajinder Dutta and others were amongst the prominent BJP leaders who paid tributes to the great leader.