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BJP leader wants Babar Road renamed after Lt Umar Fayaz

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A leader has written to Prime Minister Modi, demanding that Babar Road in the national capital be renamed after Lieutenant Umar Fayaz who was killed by militants in his home state of on May 9.

In his letter, Tejinder Pal Bagga, the spokesperson of the BJP, said renaming Babar Road after the army officer "will help in keeping his story alive ... As a reminder of how a young man laid down his life for the motherland."


Bagga said his demand had "nothing to do with history" though he contended that Babar "was an attacker".

"It is not an agenda as people might think. I want recognition for Lt Fayaz. It has nothing to do with history which tells us that Babar was an attacker who had come to to rule," he said.

He has also written another letter to the Municipal Council (NDMC) chairman demanding that the road be renamed to honour the army officer.

Babar Road in Lutyens falls under the jurisdiction of the civic body that has effected two big ticket renaming exercises over the last two years.

Aurangzeb Road and Race Course Road were renamed as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Azad Road and Lok Kalyan Marg in 2015 and last year, respectively.

Bagga said he has also written to MP Meenakshi Lekhi, who is a member of the NDMC.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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