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NCP's Patel demands renaming Vadodara airport after erstwhile

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

Nationalist Party (NCP)leader today questioned the Modi as to why the Vadodara airport was not being named after Vadodara's erstwhile ruler late Sayajirao Gaekwad.

Patel said that the erstwhile ruler had established the the world-famous Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda as well as the of Baroda in 1908.

He added that the ruler had also given a educational scholarship to Dalit icon Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar.

The leader said that as civil aviation minister in the previous government,he had introduced a bill to rename the airport after Sayajirao Gaekwad.

He claimed that the demand was close to the heart of the people of Vadodara.

Patel added that chief would be visitng on December 6 to campaign for party candidates.

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First Published: Mon, December 04 2017. 14:55 IST