Urging parties to restrain from politicising the naming of the Chandigarh International Airport, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee president Ashok Tanwar Wednesday said that the airport should be named as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport as it has already been decided.
The renaming of the airport has led to tussle between the Punjab and Haryana with Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar opposing the decision by the Punjab government to put up posters and hoardings of Mohali International Airport when the first flight to Sharjah took off.
Claiming that the Punjab government should not have such a step, Tanwar,while addressing a press conference, said, “The new terminal was constructed as an extension of the Chandigarh airport. A decision was taken to name the airport after Bhagat Singh. Why was the name changed? The Punjab government is indulging in such politics with an eye on the upcoming assembly elections. Even on the issue of providing water to Haryana, politics is being done.”
With INLD and BJP raising questions over funds given by the Haryana government for the airport, Tanwar questioned the INLD why it did not protest these years. He said that the support extended by INLD to the Punjab government in naming the airport as Mohali International Airport shows that INLD, SAD and BJP are hand-in-gloves.
Lambasting the INLD further, Tanwar said that the party which was involved in the Jat agitation was now holding sadbhavana rallies. He said that while they are claiming that several leaders will be attending it, however, this might not be the case.