Opponents Attack Government Over Renaming Iconic Mughal Gardens

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Mughal Gardens
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TMC Rajya Sabha MP Jawhar Sircar on Sunday posted a sarcastic tweet, saying: ‘Waiting for Mughlai Paratha to be renamed Swarga Lok or Indra Lok Paratha’

Centre seems to be unbothered by Opposition’s attack over renaming of Delhi’s iconic Mughal Gardens as sign board of ‘Amrit Udyan’ have been brought in and placed outside Rashtrapati Bhavan, as part of a move that the BJP-led central government says “shreds yet another symbol of colonialism”.

The resplendent gardens are open to the public once a year. While Opposition advises the government to focus on creating jobs and controlling inflation instead, Rashtrapati Bhavan’s famed Mughal Gardens will now be known as ‘Amrit Udyan’ and will open for the public from January 31. 

Mughal Gardens

The Congress did not officially react to the name change but the Trinamool Congress and CPI rubbished the move with the Left party terming it an “attempt to rewrite history”.

TMC Rajya Sabha MP Jawhar Sircar on Sunday posted a sarcastic tweet, saying: “Waiting for Mughlai Paratha to be renamed Swarga Lok or Indra Lok Paratha”. Union ministers and BJP leaders, meanwhile, defended the decision by calling it a move towards a “new India”.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Twitter “Welcome and thank Hon’ble President Droupadi Murmu Ji for renaming the iconic gardens at the President House as ‘Amrit Udyan.’ “This new name not only shreds yet another symbol of a colonial relic but also reflects India’s aspirations for the Amrit Kaal ”

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said, “Our Hon’ble President of India, Droupadi Murmu Ji sets an example by renaming the iconic gardens at the President House as ‘Amrit Udyan.’ Rijiju said in a tweet “A powerful symbol of our nation’s progress and a reflection of a brighter future for New India.”

Saying that the Mughals killed Hindus and destroyed temples, BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari asserted that “the places named after them should be identified and renamed”.

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