'Ram' was part of Dr. Ambedkar's name, says UP Governor
(Sourced from PTI)
Reacting to the controversy over including "Ramji" in Dr. BR Ambedkar's name, UP Governor Ram Naik today asserted that "Ram" was part of the full name of the Indian Constitution's key architect. "Some people have the specialty of raking up controversies in politics...in UP, Dr. Ambedkar's name was not being used properly and so I had given a suggestion in this regard," said Governor.
"A postal stamp released on the centenary functions of his birth anniversary also bore his full name as Dr. Bhim Ram Rao Ambedkar...his signatures in the constituent assembly also had his full signatures," Ram Naik said. "It is another thing if someone sees political color in my statements," he said, adding he has constitutional responsibilities and does not get involved in political allegations.
To a question on SP's allegation that he had remained very vocal during the Akhilesh Yadav government, but has gone silent during Adityanath's regime, Ram Naik said he had been in Raj Bhawan for over three years now and had never said anything which had political overtones. The Governor, however, said he has always been putting his views on incidents taking place in UP.