Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took to twitter to express his heartfelt tributes to the great scholar, social reformer and chief architect of Indian Constitution Bharat Ratna Dr BR Ambedkar.
"I am truly blessed to have had such leader who fought for social and gender equality", Bhandarkar said.
The appeal comes a few days after Mevani had warned that BJP leaders would not be allowed to garland Ambedkar statue if the central government did not bring an ordinance to prevent dilution of Atrocities Act before Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14. But the permission was withdrawn in the last minute, in the same manner in which the permission to hold a Dalit self-respect meeting was cancelled on February 4, said committee secretary V.K. Mohanan.More news: Blizzard conditions cause road, school, business closures
In Aurangabad, the police band troops led by SRP inspector Rajendra Katul saluted the statue of Dr Ambedkar at Bhadkal gate and paid rich tribute this morning.
Badaun's SDM Parasnath Maurya said directives were issued to extend security till Ambedkar Jayanti as there were chances that the statues might be damaged to disturb peace. Four persons were injured in the clash forcing the administration to suspend internet connection in four districts of the state - Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur and SBS Nagar.
Addressing the event, Adityanath said that the BJP government has worked tirelessly for the upliftment of Dalits.