The Delhi government on 8 June announced its decision to rename Delhi's Barapullah flyover as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu after the legendary Sikh warrior.
An official statement released by the Aam Aadmi Party said, "The decision has been taken when the country is celebrating the 300th anniversary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur."
The decision was apparently taken in a meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
However, this move by the Delhi government is being widely considered as a political gimmick with the Delhi Chief Minister eyeing Punjab before the upcoming Assembly elections in the state.
Earlier this week, the Delhi government launched a special campaign declaring that Punjabi will be taught in all government schools in Delhi, as an optional language.
Here are some Twitter reactions on Delhi government's decision to rename Delhi's Barapullah flyover as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu.
AAP govt renames Barapullah flyover as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu. Delhi's history is being wiped out to support their poltical agenda— Richi Verma (@VermaRichi) June 8, 2016
Barapullah flyover ws named after the Jahangir era bridge that runs parallel to it. Renaming roads & flyovers for political gains is routine— Richi Verma (@VermaRichi) June 8, 2016
DelhiGovt names Barapullah flyover as Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Setu marking 300 Year of Martyrdom of sikh warrior.its jus a political stunt.— Jusnowpost (@jusnowpost) June 8, 2016
Barapullah flyover renamed with eye on Punjab polls and you claim to be a politician with difference, @ArvindKejriwal? SHAME— Tushar (@juventino1978) June 8, 2016