CPI(M) Objects to Renaming of Gurgaon, Mewat

CPI(M) alleged, BJP government\'s move is motivated by narrow considerations and is absolutely unacceptable.

Published: 13th April 2016 07:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th April 2016 07:19 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

ROHTAK: Objecting to renaming of Gurgaon and Mewat in Haryana, CPI(M) today alleged that the BJP government's move is motivated by narrow considerations and is absolutely unacceptable.

Gurgaon being named as Gurugram is absolutely unacceptable, Haryana CPI(M) secretary Surender Singh said here and added that similar attempts were made earlier also but had to be dropped for logically justified reasons.

Dronacharya, from whom the name of the city is drawn, "as a guru is believed to be a symbol of denial of education to dalits and associated with heinous and outrageous episode related to chopping off Eklavya's thumb in the Mahabharata epic", he said.

The CPI(M) also decried that the Khattar government had taken the "repugnant step" ahead of April 14, which marks the 125th birth anniversary of Dr B R Ambedkar who fought against untouchability and caste-based discrimination.

Similarly, the change of Mewat district's name to Nuh is motivated by narrow communal consideration as Mewat has a distinct historical and cultural identity in itself, Singh alleged.

The party appealed to all "democratic and social justice loving organisations and individuals" to raise their voice against decisions taken by Haryana Cabinet and force it to retain the original names as Gurgaon and Mewat.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp