CM Yogi Adityanath led Bharatiya Janata Party government had proposed changing the name of Mughalsarai Junction as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik had given his consent to the proposal put forward by the state government. The government notification which came on 4th June put the final stamp on this proposal. It is a great move by the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh which wanted to honour its leader Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhayaya who had died under mysterious circumstances at the same junction in 1986. The proposal by the Yogi Adityanath government had been backed by Ministry of Railways as well. This is also being seen as BJP’s attempt to reclaim the true identity of India which had been overshadowed to a great extent by the Mughal invaders who ruled India for a sizeable time. Yogi Adityanath government had earlier changed the name of Allahabad to Prayag, restoring its importance as a prominent site for the Hindus. Both of the changes are welcome moves considering it is not good to keep upholding the names and ideals of an oppressor to the majority community. Uttar Pradesh government is progressing leaps and bounds towards development under CM Yogi and this step is a boost to the reclaiming process.
The Left parties and its cabal consisting of media and intellectuals have lost their cool over this renaming process. They have cried foul over it and have come up with various terms such as historical revisionism and presentism to support their façade. They have conveniently forgotten that these names Allahabad or Mughalsarai were never Indian, they were in fact imposed upon our cities and villages by Mughal invaders and their forces. There is no one who can contest the fact that these names are foreign ones and not Indian in nature or origin. These protesters supported the comrades of the USA faction who voted for the removal of Robert E Lee’s statue and renaming of the park named after him, once they got the majority. Confederate General Robert Edward Lee was a hero for the American forces. The pulling down of his statue stood for alteration of history to suit modern day political narratives and a toxic need for political correctness. The same could be said for Mughal rulers who might have been majestic rulers and fighters but for the general population of India they were oppressive and intimidating. Why is it then that the Leftist cabal appears to be in peril when the name change is happening. Is it because of their appeasement tactics?
This is not the first time that the name of a place has been changed. Benares was probably the first one to reclaim its Indian name Varanasi in 1956. It is also known as Kashi. Waltair also shed its English name and had adopted Vizagapatnam shortly after independence. It later changed to Visakhapatnam in 1987. These are just two of the prominent examples to show that the changes which has taken place in the past few years such as renaming of Aurangzeb Road as Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road are not out of place. Reclaiming our past is a continuous process which will keep happening in the times to come, cities like Ghaziabad, Faizabad could very well be next in line. Few critics of the renaming process were taught a good lesson by the people on social media, here is an example of ‘renowned liberal’ journalist Barkha Dutt’s tweets and the flak she received in reply.
Will Mughal Gardens be renamed too?
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) June 5, 2018
I think we should call it Peshwa garden! I don't see the point in glorifying Mughal invaders really. Do you? https://t.co/9JTxZtrsAT
— Raghav Awasthi (@raghav355) June 5, 2018
Good idea ….hope Govt listening ? https://t.co/O94toxc0QU
— Ishkaran Singh Bhandari (@Ish_Bhandari) June 6, 2018
In fact, Team TFI came up with a survey to see what the Mughal gardens could be renamed to, and we are quite happy with the outcome of the survey.
What should the Mughal Gardens be renamed to:
— The Frustrated Indian (@FrustIndian) June 6, 2018