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Akbar Road will not be called Maharana Pratap Road; Central govt rejects Haryana CM's appeal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 May 2016, 20:36 IST

The Central government on 11 May rejected Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's appeal to rename Akbar Road to Maharana Pratap Road.

NDTV quoted an Urban Development source as saying, "Suggestions like this should be ignored and cannot be implemented."

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told ANI that Pratap was a fearless warrior and never bowed down in front any external power and hence to honour the king who made several sacrifices, the name of the road should be changed.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday hailed the demand to change the name of 'Akbar Road' in Lutyens Delhi to 'Maharana Pratap Road' saying that there are a disproportionate number of roads named after Muslim conquers.

Last month, the Haryana Government changed the name of Gurgaon district to Gurugram and Mewat district to Nuh.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 11 May 2016, 20:36 IST
 
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