Uttar Pradesh: Now Hindu Mahasabha's demand to rename Meerut after Nathuram Godse
NEW DELHI: Amid the growing controversy about changing names of cities, a fresh demand has been made.
The Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha has demanded that Meerut should be named Godse Nagar after Nathuram Godse, the man who had assassinated Gandhi.
Hindu Mahasabha has made the appeal to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in this regard. The outfit also wants names of two other cities, changed.
The Hindutva organisation also proposed that Ghaziabad and Hapur should be renamed Digvijay Nagar and Avaidyanath Nagar after two former head priests of the Gorakhnath Math. Adityanath is the current chief of the Math.
Terming Godse a 'great thinker, nationalist and great journalist', the Mahasabha's communique on its official letterhead, demands that names of Ghaziabad and Hapur should be changed as well. They want the cities named after former heads of the Gorakhnath peeth.
The Mahasabha that organised a programme remembering Godse and his accomplice Narayan Apte, said that every year it observes November 15 as day of sacrifice as Godse and Apte were hanged on this day in 1949. Mahasabha leaders say that Godse and Apte were disciples of VD Savarkar and they didn't protest even when the court pronounced judgment.
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