New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hailed the demand to change the name of “Lodhi road” to “Modi road” stating that there are a disproportionate number of roads named after Mughal conquers.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy told ANI that,”Modi was a Chai wala before becoming the PM of India and was operating out of Lodi road and hence to honour the King of Tapris who served us hot piping tea for several years, the name of the road should be changed”.
Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor also latched on to the debate with a flurry of tweets protesting against roads and buildings named after members of the Gandhi family. Rishi Kapoor said that the names of the prominent places should be changed after those who worked for the welfare of the country.
He tweeted, “My grandfather, was Emperor Akbar of Mughal-E-Azam and as per the historical logic, if Akbar’s son was Jahangir then I am Shah Jahan and Taj Mahal is my property. I can rename it as “Raj Mahal” for the contributions of my father Raj Kapoor to the Indian Cinema”.
KRK @kamaalrkhan who follows Rishi Kapoor very closely, tweeted, “Sir, @chintskap if Taj Mahal belongs to you then RK Studios, Chembur belongs to me. Please avoid drinking so much as it is injurious to your health as well as national wealth”.
Displaying a major show of strength against center, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi waged a war against BJP and Rishi Kapoor claiming, “We want to make it clear that BJP is only interested in name change game while in past 60 years, congress along with Gandhi-Nehru dynasty has emerged as pillars of democracy and development in India, so I justify the contributions made by my family members and as a mother of India, I contributed Rahul Gandhi to the nation and strongly recommend for my sacrifice, India to be renamed as “Pizza” while Delhi as “Doraemon”– Rahul’s favourite cartoon”.
Speaking to our chief correspondent Kriti, CM of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal said this is injustice to AAP and demanded for rechristening “Ram Leela Maidan” as “AAP Dharna Ground” with 50% discount at PVR Cinemas for AAP members along with 90% flat markdowns on caramel flavour popcorns for those attending our Dharnas.
Meanwhile in another breaking news, group of Sindhis in USA proposed President Barack Obama to rename USA as “Ulhasnagar Sindhi Association”.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump reacted strongly over this proposal and went on tweeting, “Sindhis are not coming to this country if I’m president. And if Obama has brought some to this country they are leaving, they’re going, they’re gone”.
The NDMC, so far, says it is not planning on renaming Lodhi road or Lovers road as they have not received any official written proposals so far, confirmed a senior NDMC official.
Alia Bhatt who always speaks her mind, became the talk of B-town when she tweeted, “Even I recommend – AB de Villiers, to be renamed as Alia Bhatt de Villiers” !!
It seems there is no stopping on this name change game, we can expect more parties and public demands over next week so keep watching for this space for more exciting news before “Faking News” changes its name to “Baking News”.