Director Ilayaraja compares BR Ambedkar, the architect of the Constitution, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to Ilayaraja, both are successful in fighting crises from the lower strata of society. Ilayaraja’s comparison is in the preface to the book ‘Ambedkar and Modi: Reformers Ideas Performer Implementation’ published by the Blue Cart Digital Foundation.
The publisher tweeted that the book was about Ambedkar’s vision and that Narendra Modi created a new India through Ambedkar’s idea. The book was released on April 14. Both were successful in overcoming crises from the lower strata of society. Both worked to eliminate them. Both of them had big dreams for India, – Ilayaraja said.
Ilayaraja added that Ambedkar may be proud of Modi for bringing about a change in society and the upliftment of women through the ban on mutalaq and Betty Bacha or Betty Patha.
Ilayaraja’s comparisons have led to much debate. Many people, including DMK leaders, have come out to criticize Ilayaraja.