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UP Guv, CM pay floral tributes to Ambedkar

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Governor Ram and today paid floral tributes to B R here on

Adityanath was also accompanied by deputy

UP also paid floral tributes to Ambedkar, the of the Constitution.

Later, Adityanath participated in the birth Mahasabha here, where he was honoured with the title of 'Dalit Mitra'.

Addressing the public, Adityanath said, "The BJP government, under the leadership of Narendra Modi, has worked tirelessly for the emancipation and upliftment of Dalits by construction of more than 40 lakh toilets in the rural areas."

In a tweet, Adityanath said, "Babasaheb has made a number of provisions in the Constitution of to remove social disparities and provide social justice to the oppressed sections of the society...Every citizen of will always remain obliged towards the contribution of Babasaheb."

"Babasaheb struggled throughout his life for the rights of Dalits and oppressed sections of the society," he added.

The has organised several programmes to mark the day amid tight security to prevent any possible attempt at inciting violence, as several political parties have drawn up separate plans for the occasion.

Districts magistrates and superintendents of police have been asked to ensure peace and check any violence in their respective areas of jurisdiction, an said here.

District authorities have been directed by the home department to intensify patrolling to ensure that no loss of life and property takes place and clamp prohibitory orders wherever necessary, he said.

Meanwhile, a statue of was found damaged in Richhpal Garhi village of Bisrakh in Greater Noida yesterday.

When villagers spotted the damaged statue, heavy police force was deployed in view of the tense situation.

Suniti Singh, SP (rural) said a case was registered against unknown persons for vandalism.

Singh said that the damaged statue was being replaced.

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 14:25 IST