New Delhi: Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta has demanded the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) rename six roads in the national capital, saying the old and existing names symbolise ‘slavery’.
“Tughlaq Road, a symbol of slavery of Mughal era should be named after Guru Gobind Singh. Akbar Road should be renamed after Maharana Pratap who fought the Mughals and was considered the pride of Hindus on his 482nd birth anniversary. It will inspire the youth and future generations,” Delhi BJP President Adesh Gupta wrote in his letter to the NDMC chairman.
Gupta also suggested that besides Tughlaq Road and Akbar Road, Aurangzeb Lane, Humayun Road, Shahjahan Road, and Babar Lane should also be renamed.
Gupta suggested that the Aurangzeb Lane should be called APJ Abdul Kalam Lane, Humayun Road as Maharshi Valmiki Road, Shahjahan Road be renamed as Bipin Rawat Road and Babar Lane as Khudiram Bose Lane.
Gupta also marked the letter to Union Minister and NDMC member Meenakshi Lekhi, Chief Minister and Council member Arvind Kejriwal and Vice-Chairman Satish Upadhyay, among others.
Earlier, Gupta had demanded Delhi CM Kejriwal rename 40 villages, including Humayunpur, Yusuf Sarai, Begumpur and Hauz Khas, among others, after freedom fighters, martyrs, Delhi riot victims, famous
artists and sports persons of the country.
Last month, Gupta had put up a board renaming Mohammadpur village in south Delhi as Madhavpuram.
“Now the whole country knows how the Kejriwal government is spoiling the atmosphere of Delhi due to his appeasement policies. Whenever something good happens, AAP’s ministers and MLAs come up with baseless statements to provoke people. The BJP is committed to changing the names of 40 villages, and it will surely do so,” Gupta said recently.