Nagpur: RPI leader and grandson of Dalit
icon BR Ambedkar, Prakash Ambedkar, on Saturday said Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Mayawati should not be afraid of Congress if
the party appoints a dalit as the Prime Minister.
His statement comes a day after Mayawati said Congress
might make either Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar or Union
Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde the Prime Minister to split dalit
votes ahead of the UP Assembly elections next year.
"She should be happy if a Dalit becomes the Prime
Minister. Both Meira and Shinde are more competent than
Mayawati," Ambedkar told reporters here.
Besides these two, Congress has prominent Dalit faces
in Buta Singh and Union Minister Kumari Selja, he said.
Meira Kumar is an ex-Indian Foreign Service officer,
while Shinde is a veteran politician who had been the chief
minister of Maharashtra.
"Their political image is better than Mayawati`s,"