The Uttar Pradesh government, headed by Yogi Adityanath, today installed a "saffron" painted statue of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, unlike the usual blue, in Dugraiyya village of Badaun.
The village had a statue of Dr Ambedkar earlier that was vandalised some time back. The old statue was replaced with the new one.
The new statue from Agra was unveiled in the presence of district police officers.
In the past, the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan which houses the office of the Chief Minister was painted saffron and later even the Haj Committee office.
Saffron is the colour representing the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who himself wears saffron robes, defends the colour fetish and finds nothing wrong with it.
"Saffron colour represents purity... can someone deny the existence of the sun which is also saffron... people questioning all these are narrow-minded," he has said many times in the past.
(With IANS inputs)