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Aurangabad To Be Renamed Sambhajinagar, Navi Mumbai Airport To Be Named After DB Patil: Maha CM

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New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde introduced that the state authorities Saturday determined to rename Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar and Osmanabad as Dharashiv.

Navi Mumbai airport will likely be renamed as DB Patil airport.

“The Choice was earlier taken by Uddhav Thackeray in his final cupboard, nevertheless it was unlawful. So, this was determined in the present day”: CM Shinde mentioned as he addressed the media together with his deputy Devendra Fadnavis.

The earlier Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities additionally had Shiv Sena supporting the demand of renaming Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar whereas its ally Congress opposed it.

In a barb at Congress, an editorial in Shiv Sena’s mouthpiece “Saamana” mentioned that the renaming of Aurangabad may have an effect on the vote financial institution of “secular events” because the renaming will upset the Muslim society.

“India’s structure is secular… Aurangzeb had a robust hatred for different religions. He tortured Sikhs and Hindus. Why ought to we take note of their relics? Who was Aurangzeb? At the very least, Maharashtra doesn’t want to elucidate this…..Due to this fact, there is no such thing as a purpose for a real Marathi and hardcore Hindu to have an attachment for Aurangzeb,” the editorial revealed in January 2021 learn.

Notably, Navi Mumbai noticed a protest final 12 months over the naming of the worldwide airport within the metropolis.

The protest was organised by the locals beneath the aegis of Navi Mumbai Worldwide Airport Namakaran Kruti Sameeti.

The agitators demanded that the Navi Mumbai Airport be named after the socialist chief, Dinkar Balu Patil, whereas, the Shiv Sena-led MVA authorities had earlier introduced that it intends to call the airport after their founder, Balasaheb Thackeray.

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