Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Giriraj Singh calls out to change all the names of places that are somehow associated with Mughals. He also appreciated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his extensive step to change the names of significant cities in the state.
“India is a free country today. We are not slaves of the Mughal or the British. Why should we keep names associated with them? Do people of Bihar not know that Khilji looted the state yet Bakhtiarpur is named after him. Names of around 100 places were changed, including Bihar’s Akbarpur. Yogi Ji took a good step. I will demand that names associated with Mughals should be changed in the entire country including in Bihar,” said Giriraj Singh.
Criticising the opposition party, Singh said the problem in the country is that all issues are seen with the sole motive of vote bank politics, and only the people with slave mindset will have problems in changing names of the states having an association with Mughals.
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He also gave his remarks on the Amritsar train tragedy, and said in a defending mode, “The state government is at fault. The chief guest at the event is also answerable. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife was the chief guest. If the government did not give the permission then why did she go there?”