Yogesh K Porwar & Avanth Kumar Kankaria
Dr BR Ambedkar is the father of modern India, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said in his address after unveiling Ambedkar’s statue opposite Suvarna Soudha in Bastavada village on Friday.
“We are functioning in the legislative assembly today only because of Ambedkar.The country would not have had the democratic system,order and peace if Ambedkar had not drafted the Constitution that made India a republic,Bommai said.
Ambedkar has presented a great Constitution which is more humane,pro-people compared to constitutions of other countries.
Our Constitution is a model for other countries. It provides liberal opportunities for the citizens to constantly participate in the democratic system of the country,” Bommai said.
Bommai in his address also reminded the responsibilities of the citizens to make the democratic system a success. ”
It is not enough if we exercise our franchise in the elections. We also need to monitor the functioning of the system and our representatives.
Then only could the country prosper. Then only it could be called a participative democracy. Our beloved Prime Minister has termed the Constitution as his Epic of faith(Dharma Granth),” the Chief Minister said.
Referring to local MLA Sanjay Patil’s contribution in construction of Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi, Bommai said, “he is always in the forefront as a fighter for public cause and development works. He played a key role in smooth acquisition of 107 acres of land from the farmers for the construction this grand edifice.”