The draft constitution was prepared by a brahmin: speaker of Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: The speaker of the assembly, Rajendra Trivedi, said Friday that Dr. B R Ambedkar had given credit for the preparation of the draft of B N Rau, which was Brahmin.

Speaking at the opening of the second edition of 'Mega Brahmin Business Summit, he also claimed that eight of the nine Nobel Prize winners from India, including economist Abhijit Banerjee, were Brahmins.

The summit is taking place in Adalaj, near here.

Do you know that the constitutions of 60 countries were studied and then our draft Constitution was prepared? Do you know who submitted that draft to Dr. BR Ambedkar? We all take the name of Dr. BR Ambedkar with respect when it comes to the Constitution, Trivedi, a brahmin himself, said.

However, in his own words (from Ambedkar), the draft was prepared by B N Rau - Benegal Narsing Rau - a brahmin, said at the event, which was also attended by the Chief Minister.

History tells us that Brahmins always support and promote others. It was Rau who kept Ambedkar in front of him. We are proud of Ambedkar because he admitted this during his speech at the Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1949, Trivedi said.

And I quote it: The credit they gave me doesn't really belong to me. It belongs to B N Rau.

Trivedi also claimed that of the eight Indians who won the Nobel Prize, seven were Brahmins. Do you know a ninth Indian who received Nobel recently? Yes, he is Abhijit Banerjee, a brahmin, he added.

He also cited the Delhi firefighter Rajesh Shukla who saved 11 people during a fire in Delhi last month as another exemplary member of the community.