“We are after their fake 33 crores Gods and Goddesses and they are roaming around with our golden Buddha. We will never worship any Hindu god, never help any brahmin and never follow any of their religious practices,” thousands of people were made to take pledge and converted using these words under the presence of great grandson of Dr. BR Ambedkar and AAP leader/ Delhi Cabinet minister Rajendra Pal Gautam who also is the founder of ‘Jai Bhim Mission’
Over 10,000 people on Wednesday gathered at Ambedkar Bhavan in the national capital to take part in the initiation to convert on October 5. It coincided with the day when the rest of the country was celebrating Dussehra.
Rajratna Ambedkar, the great-grand-nephew of BR Ambedkar, labelled Hindu deities as fake and described Hinduism as Narak (Hell).
While speaking at the event, he claimed, “I came out of Narak – This is what Babasaheb Ambedkar said after converting to Buddhism. Hindu Dharma or Brahman Dharma is equivalent to the status of Hell.”
After the video of the event went viral on social media, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit back and called it a “breaking India” project.
Following the furore over the oath during the event, AAP’s minister Rajendra Pal Gautam said, “BJP is anti-national. I’ve faith in Buddhism. Why does anyone have trouble with it? Let them complain. The Constitution gives us the freedom to follow any religion. The BJP is afraid of AAP. They can only lodge fake cases against us.”
The Delhi Cabinet Minister claimed that the people are returning to their ancestral religion and even touted the event as “Ghar Wapsi”. While speaking on the reservation issue, Gautam said that he advocates reservations not only in jobs but in land distribution as well.
Gautam and Ambedkar, in their speechs, proclaimed that they will take forward the mission to make India a Buddhist nation.