Like Maharashtra, UP also renames its station in honour of local deities

Like the Maharashtra government, who recently got the green signal from the central government and named few of its station in the honour of local deities, UP is also following the footsteps.

Uttar Pradesh government had suggested to changes the name of Mughalsarai railway station on the name of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya. The centre has approved of the suggestion of UP gevernment and a station near the native place of Upadhyaya, Mathura, will be named after him as the Deendayal Dham railway station.

Deendayal Upadhyaya was the founder of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the precursor of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He was born in Nagla Chandrabhan village in September 1916. He was mysteriously found dead near at a railway track near Mughalsarai station in February 1968.

The Uttar Pradesh government issued a notification saying that the Union Home Minister has given its no objection to the renaming and the Mughalsarai railway station as Deendayal Dham railway station. Also a new civil terminal coming up at Agra’s Indian Air Force airport will being named after Upadhyaya.