Chandigarh. The controversy has not stopped even after changing the name of Chandigarh Airport to Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport Chandigarh. Controversy has started once again regarding this. The opposition parties of Punjab have surrounded the Bhagwant Mann government in this matter and said that its name Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport Mohali Should have been, because it is made on the soil of Punjab. The opposition is now demanding to connect Mohali with the airport.
Congress state president Amarinder Singh Raja Vading said that CM Bhagwant Mann has bowed down before the central government. He said that the assembly had passed a resolution to associate the name of Mohali with the airport, while the name of Mohali has not been associated with the airport. Shiromani Akali Dal has also expressed its opposition and termed it as a failure of the government.
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On the other hand, CM Bhagwant Mann has clarified in the matter that due to the efforts of the government, the airport has been named after Bhagat Singh, after four months Mohali will also be associated with its name. It is noteworthy that on Wednesday, on the birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, the Chandigarh International Airport has been officially renamed as Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport Chandigarh.
A few days ago, Punjab and Haryana had announced that there was an agreement between the two states on this issue. Earlier, Haryana had said that the airport should be named after Chandigarh only, as it is the joint capital of both the states. Former Haryana CM Bhupendra Hooda had agreed with Punjab to name the airport after Bhagat Singh.
But in 2015, after the BJP took over the reins of Haryana under Manohar Lal Khattar, he expressed his view that the airport should be named after RSS ideologue Mangal Sen. The Punjab Assembly had earlier passed a resolution that the airport should be named after Bhagat Singh. While Haryana agreed to it, it did not want it to be called Mohali airport. Despite that Punjab had given land for setting up an airport in Mohali.
Tags: Bhagwant Mann, Congress, Punjab Government, Punjab news, Shaheed Bhagat Singh
FIRST PUBLISHED : September 29, 2022, 15:41 IST