Don’t rename Aurangzeb Road, name new road after Kalam, says Mayawati

'Kalam and Aurangzeb are important personalities of their times. Renaming a road named after one such personality is wrong and also earns bad name for the country', Mayawati said.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: September 1, 2015 12:15:58 am
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BSP chief Mayawati on Monday demanded that the Union government’s order to rename Aurangzeb Road in New Delhi after A P J Abdul Kalam be withdrawn, saying that both the Mughal emperor and the former president are important personalities of their times.

Claiming that this was “inappropriate” and shows “narrow-mindedness”, Mayawati said in a statement: “Kalam and Aurangzeb are important personalities of their times. Renaming a road named after one such personality is wrong and also earns bad name for the country.” A new road should be named after Kalam, she added.

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Targeting the Centre, the BSP chief said the 18-day-long Monsoon Session of Parliament was wasted because of “political rivalry” between the government and Opposition. “Couldn’t the BJP leadership set up a good example before the people by taking a small action, if not a strict one, against those who gave shelter to corruption and the corrupt?” she said.

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