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Mughalsarai railway station in UP renamed after RSS idealogue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay

The proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway junction, the fourth busiest station in the country, was moved by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh

Published: 14th October 2017 05:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2017 06:44 PM   |  A+A-

Mughalsarai rail station (Courtesy: Indian Rail Info)

By ANI

MUGHAL SARAI (UTTAR PRADESH): The Mughalsarai railway station of Uttar Pradesh has been renamed to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay railway station.
 
Mughalsarai is one of the oldest and biggest railway junctions in the state. The renaming of the iconic railway station was proposed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in August, and was approved by the Centre.
 
Jan Sangh leader Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was found dead in mysterious circumstances near Mughalsarai station on February 11, 1968.
 
In August, the Rajya Sabha witnessed uproar over Centre’s approval for the same, as it was adjourned for 10 minutes after Samajwadi Party members entered into the well of the House and shouted slogans against the government. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members also registered their protest on the issue.
 
Samajwadi Party MP Naresh Agarwal demanded that the House should thoroughly debate on the issue before a no objection certificate is issued.
 
As per the central government guidelines, it is mandatory for a state government to obtain an NOC from the Home Ministry for renaming railway stations, villages, towns and cities.



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