Modi government condemned for insulting Ambedkar in Swacch Bharat ad, forced to remove poster

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The Centre’s Narendra Modi government on Thursday faced considerable condemnation after social media users began reacting to a poster with BR Ambedkar collecting garbage in a government advertisement.

Many on social media said that the ad was an insult to Ambedkar, who’s the architect of the Indian constitution and was a great champion of Dalit rights. Faced with growing condemnation, the railway ministry announced that it was withdrawing the ad from Delhi railway station.

A tweet from the Railway Ministry said, “Thanks for your feedback. We have removed the poster.”

The ad was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swacch Bharat scheme.

Here’s how social media users reacted;



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