Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh on Tuesday demanded that Delhi’s Akbar road be named after Rajput king Maharana Pratap.
In a letter to the urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu, Singh said that the secular Rajput king has inspired generations of Indians but was not given his due credit.
“I do find that one historical personality that has motivated generations, Maharana Pratap, has not been given his due. You would be aware that he was not only instrumental in stopping the might of Mughal king Akbar but he was truly secular and a man of masses,” he wrote in the letter.
“In view of this, I would request you to honour this great son of India by naming the Akbar Road as Maharana Pratap Road or a suitably important road in the Lutyen Zone in his name. This would provide recognition to his valour and spirit of secularism which makes our country great,” he added.
“May I request you for acceptance of this suggestion please in honour of great role played by this Rajput king,” the letter said.
However, North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), the authority that has jurisdiction over the area said that it has received no such proposal so far.