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Datta Narvankar, a city corporator, tabled a proposal in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) house seeking a debate on the issue of renaming the country's one of the oldest universities as Jijamata Bhosale Mumbai University.
"Considering the immense contribution made by the revered Jijamata Bhosale ji, I have urged the members of the house to rename the university after her. This will be a real tribute to her," he said.
Narvankar also expressed confidence that other members of the house will support his demand.
"I am hopeful that the issue will be discussed in the house and then forwarded to the university and the state government for further action," the corporator from ward 197 said.
Sakal Marathi Samaj, a group working for Sambhaji's cause has launched the campaign in Pune to change the name of the university as Sambhaji Maharaj University.
Its members are likely to arrive in Mumbai next week to meet the state education minister, the governor and the vice-chancellor with its request for a name change.
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