India, Uttar Pradesh

Mughalsarai railway station renamed as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay railway station

Uttar Pradesh’s Mughalsarai railway station has been renamed as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay railway station on Saturday.  Noted Jan Sangh leader, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was found dead in a mysterious situation near Mughalsarai station in February 1968.

Mughalsarai is one of the oldest railway junctions in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister, Adityanath had proposed the renaming of the station in June.

Earlier, the Rajya Sabha witnessed huge commotion over the government giving its consent to Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath’s proposal to rename ‘Mughalsarai’ railway station.As maintained by the centre’s guideline, it is mandatory for a state to get an NOC from the home ministry for renaming railway stations, villages, towns and cities.

Samajwadi Party members shouted slogans against the government for giving a green signal for the renaming of Mughalsarai station earlier.  Bahujan Samaj Party members also showed their objection on the matter. SP MP, Naresh Agarwal had demanded that the House should systematically discuss on the subject before a no objection certificate is being given.

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