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Uttarakhand Assembly passes resolution to name Jollygrant airport after Vajpayee

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

Wednesday passed a resolution on naming the here after former Vajpayee.

The resolution, tabled in the House by Prakash Pant, was passed by voice vote in the absence of opposition members.

The resolution will now be sent to the Centre for its approval.

The state cabinet chaired by had given its nod to a proposal to name the airport after Vajpayee at a meeting here last month.

Thecabinet's decision had ignited a controversy with former objecting to it on the ground that a proposal to name the airport after Adi Guru Shankaracharya had already been moved during his tenure.

However, the CM had defended his cabinet decision by saying he was not aware of any such proposal being mooted by previous government.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 19:15 IST