CM Fadnavis pays tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 63rd death anniversary

On the occasion of the 63rd death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Mumbai Police have made special arrangements in Dadar

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On the 63rd Mahaparinirvan Diwas, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday paid homage to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at Chaityabhoomi in Dadar. Along with the CM, several state cabinet ministers were also present. 

While talking to the media, CM Fadnavis informed that Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar memorial construction work will be completed till 2020. The statue will be constructed in Indu Mill compound. 

Earlier in 2011, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) government allocated land for the same at Indu Mill. After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, laid the foundation stone for the statue. 

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However, Maharashtra government recently decided to reduce the height of the statue which sparked a row with Republic Sena activist threatening to protest at Indu Mill regarding the same. 

Every year, people in lakhs come to Mumbai’s Chaityabhoomi across the country belonging to diverse groups to pay respect to the late social reformer and an architect of the Indian constitution. 

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