Fact Check: Quote About Reservation Erroneously Attributed to BR Ambedkar

As BJP-led NDA announced Draupadi Murmu its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections, a quote attributed to Dr BR Ambedkar has started making the rounds on social media. The quote suggests that whenever a tribal woman will become the President of India, the reservation should be abolished from the nation.

The quote in Hindi reads: “जिस दिन कोई आदिवासी महिला भारत के सर्वोच्च पद ‘राष्ट्रपति’ तक पहुंच जाएगी। देश में आरक्षण खत्म कर दिया जाना चाहिए। डॉ. भीमराव रामजी अंबेडकर” (English translation: The day a tribal woman reaches the highest post of ‘President’ of India, reservation should be abolished in the country. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar)

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim, and found it to be false.

We ran a keyword search, but could not find any reliable report/transcript supporting the above claim. We also checked the official website of Lok Sabha, but failed to find any statement by BR Ambedkar along the lines of the quote in question. These transcripts can be seen here, here, here and here.

Hence, we can conclude that the quote in question has been falsely attributed to Dr BR Ambedkar.

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