A learned person is a Brahmin. BR Ambedkar was a Brahmin and so is PM Modi: Gujarat Assembly speaker

WION Web Team Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Apr 30, 2018, 04.08 PM(IST)

File photo: Rajendra Trivedi. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Sunday described BR Ambedkar and PM Modi as ‘Brahmin’, contending that there was nothing wrong in calling a learned person a Brahmin.

In his address at the ‘Mega Brahmin Business Summit’ in Gandhinagar, Trivedi said, “I have no hesitation in saying that BR Ambedkar is a Brahmin. There is nothing wrong with calling a learned person a Brahmin. In that context, I will say that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also a Brahmin.” The Father of Indian Constitution, BR Ambedkar, was born into a Dalit family and grew up to be the torchbearer for the community’s cause. 

The man behind the Dalit Buddhist movement, Ambedkar, campaigned against untouchability that the Dalits were subjected to. He also fought for the rights of women and labourers.

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi also described Lord Krishna as an “OBC” who was “made God” by Rishi Sandipani. Trivedi was addressing a “Mega Brahmin Business Summit” in Gandhinagar.

(With inputs from ANI)