Bhagat Singh’s kin welcomes govt’s decision to rename Chandigarh airport

Professor Jagmohan Singh, grandson of Shaheed Bhagat Singh on Sunday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to name the Chandigarh airport after Indian freedom fighter and call it a victory of the citizens. He said it was a decision that had been awaited since 2006.

“We welcome this decision. It is a pending issue for a long time as the matter was brought up in 2006 and a resolution was introduced in the Punjab Assembly on the 100th anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birth, demanding that Chandigarh airport is named after him,” Prof Jagmohan Singh told ANI.

He also suggested that pictures of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev should be hung inside the airport as his mother believes that her son doesn’t like to be alone, so he should be allowed to be with his friends.

Prime Minister Modi in his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday said that Chandigarh airport will now be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh as a tribute to the great freedom fighter.

His grandson also said that the Haryana government started to propose the names of their people when the matter was raised in 2006. At the same time, the Central Minister’s statement that Chandigarh airport would not be named after him. of any particular person and it will be named. only one city.

Then the Haryana government passed a resolution in the State Legislative Assembly in 2010 under public pressure to name Chandigarh airport after Bhagat Singh, he added.

Jagmohan Singh also said that the airport should not be handed over to any company because it would go against the thinking of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann also welcomed the decision and tweeted, “We welcome the decision to name Chandigarh airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji on behalf of the whole of Punjab… Many thanks to the Prime Minister. @narendramodi Ji… a great demand by Punjabis for a long time fulfilled.”

Notably, the Punjab government negotiated with Haryana last month about renaming Chandigarh airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

(With ANI input)

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