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Cabinet approves renaming of Kandla Port to Deendayal Port

The port, which is situated in the Kutch district, will be renamed 'Deendayal Port, Kandla'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 4, 2017 3:27 pm
Kandla Port, Deendayal Upadhyay, Deendayal Port, Gujarat port, Narendra Modi, Cabinet deendayal port, India news, Indian Express The Cabinet approved the renaming of Kandla Port to Deendayal Port, Kandla on Wednesday (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

In a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the renaming of Kandla Port in Gujarat after former BJP leader Deendayal Upadhyay. The decision was taken as part of his 101st birth anniversary celebrations this year. The port, which is situated in the Kutch district, will be renamed ‘Deendayal Port, Kandla’. The Ministry of Shipping had issued a notification for the same last week.

The people of Kutch have been demanding the renaming of the port, which is located in the Kudla creek near the Gulf of Kutch. It is one of India’s major ports on the west coast, and handles the largest volume of cargo in the country. It was constructed in 1950 to serve western India after Partition.

While inaugurating various projects at the port earlier this year, PM Modi had said, “Deendayal stood for the poor…(so this name change) will inspire us to work for the poor, suppressed section of the society,” reported news agency PTI.

Upadhyay, born in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, on September 25, 1916, was a Bharatiya Jan Sangh leader and Indian politician. He conceived the philosophy on ‘integral humanism’, which was later adopted by the Jan Sangh and the BJP.

The Cabinet on Wednesday also approved the Extradition Treaty between India and Lithuania, which would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Lithuania. Further, it approved an MoU on upgradation of the women’s police training centre at Yamethin in Myanmar.

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  1. P
    Oct 4, 2017 at 3:42 pm
    In fact all BJPigs including Modi should rename themselves as Deendayal. That way they can show their loyalty and dedication to BJP. And also all their women folks to Deendayali. How does that sound BONKERED BHAKTS.
    1. W
      What a shame
      Oct 4, 2017 at 3:38 pm
      See the patriotism of the bstrds lie just at the surface of brahminism. They did not have enough patriotism to name it even after a soldier’s name. May be because the soldier may be a THIEF OF AIR STAFF LIKE BRAHMIN adCRIMINAL THYAGI,
      1. P
        p g
        Oct 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm
        Citizens should stop politicians from changing names of each and every place. Only one or two essential one's could be changed. First these politicians should change all their family members names, then only allow them to do this.
        1. N
          Oct 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm
          Ludhiana???? Is it a new Union territory of India or Commies Maoist want to create a separate country.
          1. P
            Pradeep Gopalan
            Oct 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm
            Such grave error - The Cabinet on Wednesday also approved the Extradition Treaty between India and Ludhiana, Ludhiana
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