Lucknow, Jan 15 (Agencies): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati’s birthday celebrations have always been shadowed by controversies. Amidst the Banda rape case, she is set to celebrate her 55th birthday by cutting two 55 kg cakes.

Literally, the State turned blue, the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) colour on Saturday to celebrate the CM’s birthday. Canopies of blue lights were put around each of the memorials, dedicated to BSP icons, including herself, virtually the city's key thoroughfares were flanked by hoardings emboldened with birthday greetings.

Mayawati herself will cut one of cakes at the official celebration at the newly constructed state-of-the-art Ambedkar Auditorium of the Ram Manohar Lohia Law University and the other cake will be cut by a group of locals later in the day.

However, this time her celebrations will be marked with the inauguration of Ambedkar Auditorium, which would be followed by unveiling of plaques of various welfare schemes and development projects worth Rs 4,000 crore by the Chief Minister.

The projects include memorials, statues, roads, bridges, flyovers, sewage treatment plants, water supply and drainage schemes, power installations and other major and minor infrastructure for different parts of the state.

A group of Buddhist monks have been specially invited to bless Mayawati on the occasion.