‘Not much has changed since Ambedkar’s time’, lamented former Finance Minister and a top leader of the Congress party at the release of the book ‘The Essential Ambedkar’ by Planning Commission Member Balachandra Mungekar.

His observation will not be disputed by any body. Even after almost 70 years since Independence, the condition of the SC/ST has not changed much. But who is responsible? It is not only the present Modi Government or the earlier Vajpai Government alone, but mainly the Congress Government which ruled the country for more than five decades. The Congress Party needs a self introspection in the matter how they ignored the justified issues of the SC/ST population for their entire period of government.