Telangana Chief Minister KCR is focusing on the Dalit community of late. Before the Huzurabad elections, he brought the Dalit Bandhu scheme which aims at empowering the community. Under the scheme, the beneficiaries will get a sum of Rs 10 lakh each. Only one person from the family can avail of the scheme.
Now the Chief Minister decided to name the new secretariat building after Ambedkar. Speaking highly about the contributions of Ambedkar, the TRS founder chief said, if not for the Constitution written by Ambedkar, then it would not be possible to get the Telangana state.
KCR said that the decision was not taken just like that and that having the building named after Ambedkar will be appropriate as the Constitution written by him is for all sections of society. The Chief Minister also reminded how Article 3 of the Indian Constitution paved the way for the formation of the state.
Though what KCR did is right, experts say that KCR might have done this to get a good image in SC and ST communities. Moreover, he is trying to enter national politics, and naming the Secretariat after the great Ambedkar would definitely help him get a good image.
Except for Telangana, no other state in the country have a Secretariat named after Ambedkar. The KCR is also pitching for the idea to name the New Parliament after Ambedkar. If the BJP goes with the idea, then KCR will openly say, he is the first Chief Minister from the country to talk about the demand.
KCR speaks about Telangana culture and identity often. If he wanted he might have named the Secretariat after any freedom fighters or revolutionaries who waged a war against the Nizams. The state has many such revolutionaries like Komaram Bheem and Chakali Ilamma. But KCR naming the new Secretariat after Ambedkar made many experts feel that he might want to impress the SCs and STs.