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CPI (M) flays Haryana CM over naming Chandigarh Airport after RSS ideologue

ANI  |  New Delhi 

The of (Marxist) on Thursday flayed the Centre and the Government for naming International Airport after ideologue Mangal Sen instead of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh.

"The and Governments had earlier agreed that they would be naming the Airport after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. But the government of has taken a step backward and now they want to name the airport after Mangal Sen, who is a ideologue" (M) leader told the media here.

"Now, the Centre says that there is a difference of opinion between both the state governments, and hence, they haven't renamed the Airport yet. This is an injustice to the country and its freedom fighters," he added.

Yechury also said that the move was a great insult to the country and its freedom struggle.

"This insult has come from the government who has got no role to play in the freedom struggle of the country," he added.

Several (M) MPs also raised slogans against the move of Harayana Government outside the Parliament.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier withdrawn the decision of his predecessor Bhupender Singh Hooda to name Chandigarh International Airport after Bhagat Singh.

He has instead proposed that the airport should be named after pracharak Mangal Sen and not as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.

First Published: Thu, December 17 2015. 13:43 IST