Dr BR Ambedkar statue
Dr BR Ambedkar statue
Representative pic

Nagda: Local municipality, in order to avoid unrest in the area, has decided to install the statue of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar near waiting room of old bus stand.

Municipality took decision after followers of Baba Saheb came on roads in protest on Wednesday and staged a sit-in. The protest came as a result of installation of Maharana Pratap statue on Tuesday but the statue of BR Ambedkar wasn’t erected. This angered followers of Baba Saheb.

About 25 years back, Nagda municipality had passed the proposal for installing statues of Maharana Pratap and BR Ambedkar. However, they couldn’t be installed as the social organisations couldn’t agree on locations for installing statues.

The followers of Maharana Pratap and Ambedkar wanted statues to be installed at bus stand. On Tuesday, the statue of Maharana Pratap was installed at new bus stand. But the statue of Baba Saheb wasn’t erected. This angered Bhim Sena and followers of Ambedkar who staged a sit-in at the bus stand and expressed resentment.

Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh met the protestors and said that their demand was justifiable. He said if the statue of Ambedkar is not installed by February 25, he will also stage a sit-in.

The administration took the protest seriously and decided to install the statue of BR Ambedkar near waiting room at bus stand. The administrative officials performed bhumi pujan too. The statue of Janamejaya will also be installed shortly.

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