National secretary of Apna Dal Anupriya Patel has requested the state government not to go ahead with its plans of revoking the Mayawati governments decision to rename King George Medical College as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University in 2003. She also urged the government to declare October 31,the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,a state holiday. Yesterday,I asked the CM in the Assembly to declare October 31 a state holiday and today,I want the common man to know our demands, she said,speaking at a press conference with the party candidate for the mayoral elections M C Jaiswal here today. Currently,Sardar Patel Jayanti is a public holiday only in Gujarat. On the naming of the medical college,she said,The name (King George) stands as a symbol of slavery to our colonisers. Hence the government should not go ahead with its decision.
Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:June 20, 2012 2:26 am