'Atal Marg' poster pasted on Akbar Road signboard
They were demanding that the road should be renamed as "Atal Marg" in the memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee. However, the group failed to answer basic questions about the former prime minister. When asked on which date Vajpayee was born, they had no clue about it.
The police have removed the poster and detained those who pasted it.
This is not the first time Akbar Road signboard has been defaced.
In 2016, Akbar Road signboards were defaced and posters of Maharna Pratap Marg were put up. Hindu Sena, a right-wing outfit, had then claimed responsibility for the act.
Two years ago General V K Singh (retired) had written to the Union Minister for Urban Development, proposing that Akbar Road be renamed Maharana Pratap Road.
The road on which residences of several Union ministers, BJP chief Amit Shah as well and the Congress office are situated, falls under the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
NDMC Vice Chairman Karan Singh Tanwar had then said that he would raise the issue before the council but no proposal in this regard was made.
(With PTI inputs)
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