After BJP leaders including Union minister Maneka Gandhi offered floral tributes to the Dr BR Ambedkar statue on his 127th birth anniversary, Dalit community members later took to cleansing the statue claiming that their presence had polluted the atmosphere.
Thakor Solanki, general secretary of SC/ST the Employees Union of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, claimed that they had to cleanse the statue.
The members of the Dalit community raised slogans against other party leaders and Maneka Gandhi.
Maneka Gandhi, it need be known, had arrived at Ambedkar’s statue along with BJP MP Ranjanben Bhatt and others to pay their tributes.
After Gandhi and other leaders garlanded the statue around 9 am and left the venue, the members of the community washed it with milk and water.>