Hours after Uttar Pradesh's iconic railway station 'Mughalsarai Junction' was rechristened as 'Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay' Junction, BJP's motormouth minister Om Prakash Rajbhar took a jibe at his own party by saying that 'changing name won't help train come on time'.
"By changing Mughalsarai station's name to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, trains won't start coming on time,they should rectify the mismanagement in railways. Changing of names won't lead to development", said Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar.
This is not the first time a BJP minister has sparked a controversy with such a statement. Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Surendra Singh has triggered a row following his ghastly comments on Government officials and this time he has compared them with Prostitutes. He also said that 'a child is a gift from God and every Hindu should have at least five, two for the man, two for the woman and one surplus'.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh's iconic railway station 'Mughalsarai Junction' was rechristened as 'Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay' Junction. BJP party president Amit Shah, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath officially change the name on Sunday.
RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyaya was found dead in mysterious circumstances near the Mughalsarai station in February 1968. Since that time, the Sangh had pushed for the station to be renamed after him. In the same breath, Mughalsarai is also the birthplace of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.
After more than a century, i.e. after 156 years, the station will finally be renamed under the BJP government. Interestingly, the BJP who was in power in 1992, had tried to change the station's name then as well.
On paper, Mughalsarai station got a new name after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik gave his assent to the proposal in June.