BJP MP Maheish Girri has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider renaming Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road after former President APJ Abdul Kalam to correct “wrongs” of history.
Girri has written a letter to the Prime Minister in this regard saying the move would be a fitting tribute to the memory of Kalam, widely regarded as the people’s President.
“The whole nation is mourning the death of Kalam. He was a great scientist and social reformer who inspired millions across the country as well as dedicated his whole life for our motherland. As a tribute to the people’s president, I hereby propose to rename the Auranzzeb road in New Delhi as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road,” the East Delhi MP wrote in the letter.
Later, talking to the media, he justified his demand saying that the name Aurangzeb symbolises “cruelty” and “if there has been wrongs we can always correct them.”
Girri claimed his demand had the backing of several members of other political parties as it was not a part of “BJP’s agenda”.