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'Ramji' will officially become the middle name of Dalit Leader Dr BR Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh.


LUCKNOW: 'Ramji' will officially become the middle name of Dr BR Ambedkar in Uttar Pradesh.

The state government on Wednesday passed an order asking all departments and high court benches in Lucknow and Allahabad to replace the use of 'Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar' in documents and records with 'Dr Bhimrao Ramji Aambedkar', as signed by him on the pages of the Constitution.

The spelling of Ambedkar in English will remain unchanged, but the Hindi spelling will change so that his name is pronounced 'Aambedkar'.


Dr Lalji Prasad Nirmal, director of Babasahib Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Mahasabha, said the campaign had been initiated by Governor Ram Naik in December 2017, who had written to the Prime Minister, the chief minister and also the mahasabha, expressing his concerns over the prevalent incorrect spelling of Ambedkar.

Meanwhile, the Samajwadi Party has accused the state government of politicising the Dalit icon.Many in the political party believe that such acts target specific vote bank.