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Ambedkar's statue printed from blue to saffron

Ambedkar's statue printed from blue to saffron

The row over painting of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar's statue in saffron colour in Badayun district in Uttar Pradesh finally ended, with the district administration repainting the statue in blue. "The local unit of our organisation will give a memorandum to the Badaun district magistrate condemning the statue's colour and demand that it be painted blue", reported TOI.

The statues of Ambedkar are usually in black or blue coat dress across the country. The statue was installed after the approval by the villagers. However, it turned blue after the fresh dash of paint by BSP district president Hemendra Gautam and his accomplices on Tuesday.

The Hindu activists have reportedly painted the newly developed statue of Ambedkar, after vandalizing, in the saffron color to show their aggression against the protest held on April 2.

The following development comes after the Government had made a decision to introduce "Ramji" as his middle name in all the official documents.

This is a conscious effort by the party to project the ideological stalwarts of both of its regional rivals, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party, at the same political platform to appeal to the backward communities.

"The statue which was broken by miscreants on Friday wore a blue jacket, the one erected now has a saffron kurta", said Akram Khan, the village head on Monday.

The Opposition has accused the BJP of "saffronising" BR Ambedkar.

The state has been draped in this colour hue ever since the Yogi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government came into the power. This includes the CM's office and official residences of couple of state ministers.


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