UNION MINISTER of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot has demanded renaming of Mhow railway station after B R Ambedkar, who was born there.
In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, Gehlot demanded that the name of Mhow railway station be changed to Dr Ambedkar Nagar Railway station. The Centre is commemorating Ambedkar’s 125th birth anniversary.
Mhow was renamed Dr Ambedkar Nagar in 2003 by the Madhya Pradesh government.
“As you are aware, city Mhow in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, was renamed as Dr Ambedkar Nagar in the year 2003, and notification to this effect was also issued. It is pertinent to mention here that as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, any proposal for renaming of railway stations should come from the concerned state administration. In this context, the state government has presented the desired proposal upon my request,” said Gehlot in his letter.