BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi has recently suggested renaming of ‘Race Course Road’ as ‘Ekatma Marg’.
Lekhi, who is also a member of the New Delhi Municipal Council, mentioned in her proposal that the name ‘Race Course Road’ does not match with the Indian culture.
If considered, the address of Prime Minister’s residence, which is also on the same road, would become ‘7 Ekatma Road’ from ‘7 Race Course Road’.
“The nation is celebrating the birth centenary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay this year [September 25. To take the philosophy of Ekatma in the mind of public at large… the name ‘Ekatma Road’ would remind every Prime Minister about the last person of the society throughout his life,” she said in the proposal.