Here is the BJP politics of naming places, railway stations and airports after the RSS fraternity. After naming Mughalsarai Railway Station of UP after RSS Thinker Deendayal Upadhyay, the Uttar Pradesh Government has now approached Central Government for its approval to rename three of its airport – Agra, Bareilly and Kanpur.
The move is on the line of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station. The move on the part of the state Government and center was strongly criticised by many people. People pointed out that instead of improving the railway station, schedule and departure time, the government just wanted to make the gimmick and tried to cover its failures.
As per the proposal from the state civil aviation department, Bareilly airport is to be named ‘Nath Nagri’. It is said that Bareilly is an ancient city with the rich history of Lord Shiva having numerous Shiva followers.
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This is because Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also belongs to the Nath sect. He is the ‘Mahant’ (priest) of Gorakhnath temple. Earlier the civil terminals of IAF’s Gorakhpur airport was renamed. It was renamed as Maha Yogi Gorakhnath, founder of ‘Nath Pant’.
About the renaming of Bareilly Details is yet to come. It is said that Bareilly is surrounded on all sides by around seven Shiva temples like -Alakhnath, Dhopeshwarnath, Trivatinath, Marhinath, Pashupatinath, Vankhandinath, and Tapeshwarnath.
Similarly, Kanpur’s Chakeri airport is to be named after freedom fighter of city Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi. Earlier Kanpur was better known as Kanha Pur and the city was founded by Sachendi King Hindu Singh- the proposal says.
The last not but least – Agra airport is to be named after Rss Thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.
UP Civil Aviation Minister said that Government was contemplating to rename these three airports over a period of time. Now they have written to the Centre in this regards. A meeting is in the pipeline with the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation and after that, a final decision will be taken.