Lutyens’ Delhi‘s famous Race Course Road, where the Prime Minister’s home is located, will now be known as Lok Kalyan Marg.

A decision to this impact was taken at high-level meeting of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), directed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. A notice will be issued soon to finish the way toward renaming the road.

The NDMC likewise chose to rename the Gurdwara Rakabganj round-about adjoining the Parliament complex as Guru Gobind Singh Chowk taking after representations from different Sikh associations.

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, member of NDMC Council, had proposed renaming Race Course Road as Ekatma Marg, in view of the philosophy of the ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay, yet it was not acknowledged.Race Course Road is now changed to Lok Kalyan Marg

At the meeting, Mr. Kejriwal proposed to rename Race Course Road after Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, yet a few individuals were not convinced.

“I had proposed renaming of the road after Guru Govind Singh while Lekhi said it should be renamed as Ekatma Marg. I suggested that the PM should be consulted on this but the Council members decided that on the basis of suggestions received from the public, the road should be renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg,” Mr. Kejriwal said.

Once the notification is issued, the Prime Minister’s famous residential address 7 Race Course Road will be known as 7 Lok Kalyan Marg.

AAP MLA Surinder Singh, likewise an individual from the Council, restricted Ms Lekhi’s proposition to rename the street as Ekatma Marg.

NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar said it was a consistent choice to change the name of the street as Lok Kalyan Marg.

The change of name of the Gurdwara Rakabganj round-about to Guru Gobind Singh Chowk is seen as a push to charm the Sikh people group by both the BJP and the AAP in front of the Punjab Assembly polls early next year.

Last year, Aurangzeb Road, which is not far from Race Course Road, was renamed APJ Abdul Kalam Road.



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