The Buddhist Movement for Dalits was begun by Ambedkar when he converted with his followers in 1956 in Deekshabhoomi, Nagpur
Mayawati with Akhilesh Yadav
Ambedkar delivering a speech to a rally at Yeola, Nashik, on 13 October 1935
Ambedkar Memorial Park at night
Ambedkar delivering speech during conversion, Nagpur, 14 October 1956
Statues of Mayawati (L) and Kanshi Ram (R) at Ambedkar Memorial Park.
Statue of B.R.Ambedkar inside Ambedkar Park, Lucknow
Flag symbolises Dalit movement in India.
Deekshabhoomi Stupa in Nagpur where Ambedkar converted to Buddhism.

Another popular Dalit leader, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati, has said that she and her followers will embrace Buddhism after the BSP forms a government at the Centre.

- Dalit Buddhist movement

She has stated her intention to formally convert to Buddhism when the political conditions enable her to become Prime Minister of India.

- Mayawati

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