Belagavi: In a bid to drive home a point that superstition must be rooted out of Indian soil and to observe the death anniversery of B R Ambedkar as Anti-Suprstition Reformation Day, State minister for small scale industries and District in-charge Minister Satish Jarkiholi spent Saturday night in a graveyard here.
On this event, he also administered oath to people against superstitious beliefs.
Jarkiholi said that the programme intended to advocate principles laid down by Ambedkar and Basavanna and wage a war against Brahminism. It also intends to create a society that is free from superstitions.
He, taking a dig at the BJP leader Suresh C Angadi’s comment that Jarkiholi was cleaning crematoriums to bury the Congress, said that he had cleared 26 crematoriums in Belagavi to bury the Manuvadis looting the people in the name of religion, casete and politics of division.
“Let Mr. Angadi know that we have cleaned all the 26 burial grounds and developed them into gardens. We are now trying to remove superstitious belief and social stigma attached to them but not to bury the Congress. We want to bury Manuvadis and religious contractors who are thriving by exploiting the hapless people in the name of religion and caste with an eye on political power,” he said.