Change Of Name Of Mughal Sarai Railway Station | Mughal Sarai Station Renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction | Renaming Of Mughal Sarai station.

The Iconic Railway station “Mughal Sarai Station” now renamed as “Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction” officially. Proposal for the renaming of Mughal Sarai station has been made.

In an official communication, The Uttar Pradesh government informed the Governor about the change made according to the Centre’s nod in 2017 about the renaming of Mughal Sarai station.

Political Aspects Of Renaming Of Mughal Sarai Station | 

Politics Behind Renaming Of Mughal Sarai station 

Lucknow: The iconic railway station “Mughal Sarai” was renamed as the “Deen Dayal Upadhyay” Junction officially on Monday, after a year of the approval of the government’s proposal by the central govt. of the renaming of Mughal Sarai station.

The Governor was informed by the Uttar Pradesh Govt. in an official communication about the change made as per to the Centre’s nod in 2017.

The proposal of the renaming of Mughal Sarai station was made by the BJP government in a bid in Uttar Pradesh in 2017 to revive the legacy of Upadhyay, who was found dead at this junction in the year 1968.

Upadhyay’s body was found on a platform in the year 1968 under mysterious circumstances at Mughalsarai.

The move resulted to a major and sudden change in Parliament after several MPs, including Naresh Agarwal of Samajwadi Party, started a protest against the decision of Central Govt. of giving nod to the renaming of Mughal Sarai station after Upadhyay.

The opposition ripped into the BJP government both in Uttar Pradesh and at the Centre, saying that the party could change the map of the country very well.

History Of Mughal Sarai station 

The British set up the Mughal Sarai Junction in the 1800s as a key station which was a major link between New Delhi and Kolkata.

The Mughal Sarai station is the fourth busiest railway station in the country and is located on the main Grand Chord line of Howrah-Delhi.

In June 2017, The Yogi Adityanath government had approved the proposal of the renaming of Mughal Sarai station and for its final approval, it was forwarded to Railway Ministry.

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