Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu has urged Centre to confer the country's highest civilian award Bharat Ratna on late Babu Jagjivan Ram.
At a function held at the TDP headquarters in Hyderabad on Monday, Chandrababu paid rich tributes to the former deputy prime minister on his 103rd birth anniversary.
"Conferring Bharat Ratna will be a fitting tribute to Jagjivan Ram who strove relentlessly for the uplift of Dalits. It will also be an honour to all the Dalits of the country," Chandrababu said.
He demanded that the State government revive the SC and ST Commission as a tribute to Jagjivan Ram.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister K Rosaiah and his ministerial colleagues P Subhash Chandra Bose, M Mukesh Goud, D Manikyavara Prasad and others also paid tributes to the late deputy prime minister.
The Chief Minister and others garlanded the statue of Jagjivan Ram at Basheerbagh in Hyderabad and paid floral tributes.