The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has welcomed the demand to change the name of `Akbar road` in Lutyens Delhi to ‘Maharana Pratap road.’
The party said that there are a disproportionate number of roads named after Muslim conquers.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said the name should be changed as Pratap was a fearless warrior and never bowed down in front of any external power, so this will honour the king.
Not surprisingly, the office of Congress is also located at 24, Akbar Rd, Man Singh Road Area, in New Delhi.
Earlier, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealed to Minister of State for External Affairs General (retd.) VK Singh to make efforts to rename the road after Maharana Pratap.