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Shocking: Alwar flyover was about to be named after Nathuram Godse, the Gandhi assassin

New Delhi: The flyover in the NCR town of Alwar in Rajasthan was all set to be named after assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse, according to some media reports.The four lane flyover connecting Bhagat

India TV News Desk Updated on: February 04, 2015 8:00 IST
shocking alwar flyover was about to be named after nathuram
shocking alwar flyover was about to be named after nathuram godse the gandhi assassin

New Delhi: The flyover in the NCR town of Alwar in Rajasthan was all set to be named after assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, Nathuram Godse, according to some media reports.

The four lane flyover connecting Bhagat Singh circle to Agrasen Circle in Alwar and had name plaque of 750m saying `Rashtrawadi Nathuram Godse Pul' (Nationalist Nathuram Godse Bridge). The plague was removed after media started asking questions to the officials.

The construction of the flyover was sanctioned by the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in 2012 and was completed recently at a cost of Rs 22 crore under the BJP government of Vasundhara Raje. It is expected to be inaugurated in the next few days and such a blunder has created huge buzz.

At first the officials' ignored the queries by media for almost two hours but after involvement of political and bureaucratic brass, district collector Mahavir Swami sent a team of officials to get the plaque inscription erased.

 

The District collector argued that it was the handiwork of some Anti-social elements who werte trying to fan communal tension.

“It was done by some anti-social elements to fan communal tension". Though he could failed to explain how nameplate could be embedded in cement without drawing the attention of workers and officials,” he told TOI.

Former MP Bhanwar Jitendra Singh of the Congress, however, alleged that the flyover was being dedicated to Godse at the behest of BJP functionaries and government officials themselves had put up the plaque. “I have inputs about the officials who did it. They are just passing the buck now, “said Singh, a scion of the erstwhile Alwar royal family.

 

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