General VK Singh on Tuesday wrote to Minister of Urban Development of India, Venkaiah Naidu, to rename the historical ‘Akbar road’ as ‘Maharana Pratap road.’
VK Singh mentioned in his letter that Maharana Pratap had played an instrumental role in stopping the might of Mughal king Akbar, and was truly secular and a man of the masses.
“His Army was led by a Pathan and he had Bhils, Adivasis, and others, who formed part of his Army,” wrote Singh.
The Minister of Development of North Eastern Region also mentioned that if ‘Akbar road’ could not be changed to ‘Maharana Pratap’, some other suitably important road in the Lutyen Zone should be renamed after the historical figure.
“I do feel that important personalities like Maharana Pratap and Chhatrapati Shivaji deserve greater recognition than they have been given thus far,” Singh wrote in the letter.
Now they want to rename Akbar road .Morons is an understatement when you describe some members of this Govt .Digging their own grave
— Siddharth Kaul (@koshurkot) May 17, 2016
Respect should be given to them which fought for swarajya in the past ,why ppls want to glorify invaders ,Akbar road
— ARIKE (@Secular_Cobra) May 17, 2016
After Akbar Road, VK Singh writes to Jackie Shroff to rename @iTIGERSHROFF as Sher. Tiger is not Indian. Sher-Shroff got a nice ring to it!
— Mayank Mundhra (@mundhra_mayank) May 17, 2016
Rename Akbar Road to Maharana Pratap Road. It deserves historically too. Akbar could not defeat Maharana.
— Jsinh (@jsinh) May 17, 2016