AAP opposes proposal to rename Race Course Road as Ekatma Marg

AAP MLA Surinder Singh said that several veterans have approached him saying if the road is to be renamed then it should be done to honour martyred soldiers.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:September 20, 2016 4:44 pm
surinder-singh AAP MLA Surinder Singh.

AAP MLA Surinder Singh on Tuesday said he would oppose the move to rename Race Course Road, on which the Prime Minister’s official residence is located, as Ekatma Marg and demanded that it be rechristened after a martyr.

Singh, a former National Security Guard (NSG) commando who suffered injury in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, said several veterans have approached him saying if the road is to be renamed then it should be done to honour martyred soldiers.

Singh, a New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) member, said he would raise the issue in the Council meeting on Wednesday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also a member of NDMC.

“Race Course Road should be renamed after any soldier. I propose that it should be renamed after 1965 war hero Flt Lt Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon, who sacrificed his life for the nation. Renaming of road should not reflect the ideology of the RSS,” Singh said.

He said Race Course Road also houses two air force stations.

“I have been approached by several veterans in my constituency. They want to the road to be renamed after any solider,” the Delhi Cantonment MLA said.

 

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has proposed to NDMC to rename Race Course Road as Ekatma Marg based on the philosophy of her party’s ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay.

She said that the existing name, Race Course Road, “does not match with Indian culture”.

Upadhyay is remembered by his followers for his concept of ‘antyodaya’ (serving the last man in the queue) and ‘ekatma’ (integral humanism).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off Upadhyay’s 100th birth anniversary celebrations on September 25.

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    Chander Pal
    Sep 20, 2016 at 11:58 am
    Negativism thy name is AAP.
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    IML sood
    Sep 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm
    Faked named Mathura seems to comment like a street beggar after alms.
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      IML sood
      Sep 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm
      See the Aaptard member like Khujli does not want to miss any opportunity to earn cheap publicity.The lure of power and money attached to the post makes a person a slave as this man trying to behave.Will it work with the people, certainly not such cheap tactics.
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        Saurabh
        Sep 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm
        choose anyone lt;br/gt;1)Gau Mata roadlt;br/gt;2) Feku road lt;br/gt;3) Jumla roadlt;br/gt;4) 56inch roadlt;br/gt;5) Chaddi roadlt;br/gt;6) videsh yatra road
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        Mathura
        Sep 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm
        Renaming is Brilliant idea to show how quikly problems can be solved . declare that Rs 1 is equal to 15 lakhs.Banks have already deposited Rs 1. Occupant of 7 RCR should rename Kashmir as Kashyapa Meru and claim that no longer kashmir problem exists and they have solved a problem which their predecessors failed to solve in 70 years
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          Narender Balda
          Sep 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm
          Best name for Race Course Road - Forgery - Bribery - Adultery Road, as it perfectly represents AAP three ministers out of Six Minster in 1 and half year of rule.
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            Barb Dewyre
            Sep 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm
            Only eminent citizens of the city should have the right to suggest any new names for a road. The name should have no political connotations. Politicians are elected for five year terms and should not have say in renaming roads based on their political dispositions.
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              ASHOK KUMAR
              Sep 20, 2016 at 1:03 pm
              AAP wants this road to be renamed as Pathankot-Uri Marg to highlight the achievements of Modi on Indo Pak relations viz a viz killing of more than 25 Indian soldiers.
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