Two days after Mughalsarai Railway Station was renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay station, a village in Rajasthan is all set to be renamed.
Miyon ka Bara village in Rajasthan’s Barmer district is to be renamed Mahesh Nagar.
According to The Indian Express, the BJP Rajasthan government requested the Union Home Ministry regarding renaming of the village earlier this year. After getting an approval from the agencies concerned, the ministry gave a nod for the same.
“We had sought reports from Intelligence Bureau, Geological Survey of India (GSI), the Department of Post and the Ministry of Earth Sciences. There were no adverse reports from any agency and an NOC was issued. The state government can remove the name Miyon ka Bara. A notification has to be issued by the Public Works Department of Rajasthan, informing the Department of Post and GSI so that people do not face any inconvenience when referring to Miyon ka Bara as Mahesh Nagar,” The Indian Express quoted a senior home ministry official as saying.
On August 5, Mughalsarai Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh was formally renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyay station.
The building of the Mughalsarai station, now Deen Dayal Upadhyay station, was also being painted saffron and signboards with the new names were being put up.
Following this, another development has been reported stating that airports in Kanpur, Agra and Bareilly may also be renamed.
Recently, a statue of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, installed in a primary school compound in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur was painted saffron.
In April, a saffron-coloured statue of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was installed in a Badaun village, instead of the usual blue.
In the past also, even bigger attempts at doing the same have been attempted.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan in Lucknow, which houses the office of the Chief Minister, was painted saffron. Post this, even the Haj Committtee office was painted in the same colour.
Earlier, History books in Maharashtra and Rajasthan had been changed to show saffron flags throughout the country. A textbook in Rajasthan University even included a book in its syllabus that claimed that Emperor Akbar was defeated by Maharana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati.
Right from rewriting textbooks to renaming public places, the BJP has been consistently trying to distort history by showing themselves in good light and disregarding contributions made by others.