Gujarat: BJP, Congress workers fight to garland Ambedkar statue
On Babasaheb Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary, a scuffle broke out between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress workers in Vadodara, Gujarat.
The brawl broke out between workers when they were trying to garland a statue of Ambedkar.
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Meanwhile, in Maharashtra the celebrations were held in traditional fervour. In Nagpur, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Ambedkar at Deekshabhoomi, where the architect of the Constitution embraced Buddhism in 1956 with a large number of followers.
In Mumbai, state Education Minister Vinod Tawde visited Chaitya Bhoomi, the memorial of Ambedkar, and offered floral tributes on the occasion.
Memorial speeches were delivered at special functions and tributes offered in various parts of the state.
(With ANI inputs)
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