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Dr B.R.Ambedkar vs Gandhi
By:Parshotam Parabhu, India
Date: Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:52 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oigo2PK6oSM
Dr B.R.Ambedkar's speech at the Constituent Assembly on 17-12-1946

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FNSQcEx02A 1950
Speaker Dr. Ambedkar is a scholar, constitutionalist and leader of the Depressed Classes who played an important role at the Round Table Conferences (RTC) held in London in 1930s. He was opposed to Gandhi's policy relating to a Separate Electorate. Memories of the few times he had met Gandhi in 1929 and after the signing of the “Poona Pact” in jail. Feels as he saw Gandhi in the capacity of an opponent, he saw more of the real man than his devotees. Maintains he was "an episode" rather than "an epoch-maker". Believes he deceived the people and was two-faced (double dealing) over Caste. (*he was 65 yrs old and ill at the time when he talked)