BSP Chief Mayawati Vows to Follow Into BR Ambedkar's Footsteps, Says 'Will Convert to Buddhism When The Time is Right'
BSP Chief Mayawati. File Image. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Lucknow, October 14: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, speaking in Nagpur on October 14, said that she will convert to Buddhism but only when the time is right. However, the BSP chief did not mention any specific day for her conversion. Taking the vow to follow in the footsteps of Dr BR Ambedkar, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo added that she will definitely take "Diksha" to become a follower of Buddhism. Mayawati Hints at Her Prime Ministerial Ambition Again, Says 'Will Contest Lok Sabha Election From Ambedkar Nagar If All Goes Well'.

Mayawati said in the rally that, "Babasaheb (Ambedkar) had converted his religion sometime before his death. You must be wondering about me too - regarding religious conversion. I will definitely take 'diksha' to become a follower of Buddhism but only when the time is right when people across the country, in large numbers, will get converted. Such religious conversion is possible only when Babasaheb's followers follow in his footsteps even in politics." Mayawati is 'Gundi' of Uttar Pradesh, Says Brij Bhushan Singh.

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On Sunday, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) claimed that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s (RSS) vision of India is contradictory to BR Ambedkar’s vision of the country. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said that RSS seeks to change the entire society and not just Hindus, to transform the society.

Bhagwat had stressed that it is essential to organise the society as a whole and all sections must move together.BSP spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria told ANI, “RSS vision of India is contradictory to the vision of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar. The RSS vision has been spelt out by M. S. Golwalkar in his book ‘Bunch of Thought’ where he mentioned that RSS wants to build India as Hindu Rashtra. While B R Ambedkar who is the icon of the entire nation wanted to build India as per the Constitution of India which provides equality, freedom and democracy and a humanitarian social order,” said Sudhindra Bhadoria.