The Akbar Road signboard leading off New Delhi’s central India Gate circle, has overnight been pasted over with a poster saying ‘Maharana Pratap Road’.
Today, May 9, is the birth anniversary of the great warrior of Mewar Maharana Pratap. The Congress party, whose headquarters are on Akbar Road, earlier today paid tribute to the warrior on Twitter.
National Herald contacted the spokesperson of New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), under whose zone Akbar Road falls, who denied that there was any such move to rename Akbar Road. Spokesperson Sehrawat said for any road to be renamed, the process has to go through the renaming council and no such official move has been initiated.
It remains unknown who pasted the poster saying ‘Maharana Pratap Road’ on the Akbar Road signage overnight.
This article was updated at 2.52 pm on May 9, 2018