UP CM Yogi Adityanath announces, Jhansi station to be renamed as Veerangana Lakshmibai Station
In a quick tweet, UP CM Yogi Adityanath announced the name change
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared on Wednesday that the Jhansi Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh will be renamed Veerangana Lakshmibai Railway Station. During British control, Rani Laxmibai was one of India's most prominent rebel commanders, and she was killed in action with British soldiers in Gwalior in June 1858.
In a quick tweet, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the name change, announcing that the Jhansi Railway Station would henceforth be called as Veerangana Laxmibai Railway Station.
The Uttar Pradesh government has previously submitted a petition to the Union Home Ministry to rename the station. After receiving no objections from the Union Ministry of Railways, the Survey of India, and the Department of Posts, the ministry agrees to a name change of any station or place. These organisations affirm that no town or hamlet with a name that is similar to the proposed name exists in their records.
The Ministry of Railways will alter the station code whenever the name change is approved as a result of an executive order.
Following a recommendation from the Uttar Pradesh government, the Union Home Ministry renamed Mughalsarai Railway Station to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Railway Station. Following Adityanath's ascension to power in 2017, many cities in the BJP-ruled state were renamed.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed his appreciation to Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the announcement. He explained that the name change was in honour of the country's distinct culture, traditions, and history.
Chouhan had gotten approval from the Centre to rename Bhopal's Habibganj Railway Station to Rani Kamlapati Railway Station.
Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia paid tribute to Rani Laxmibai at the Rani Laxmibai memorial on Wednesday, in what was possibly the first visit to the site by a member of the erstwhile Gwalior royal family.
During Rani Laxmibai's uprising in 1857, the former Gwalior royal family declined to support her.