BJP MLA Asks Gateway India Renamed Bharat Dwar. In another bizarre move, a BJP MLA has demanded the iconic Gateway of India to be renamed to ‘Bharat Dwar’. BJP MLA Raj Purohit also said the present name Gateway of India is a symbol of slavery.
“This monument is a symbol of slavery under the British rule,” Purohit said. “By renaming it we will be paying tributes to the martyrs of freedom struggle.” Purohit also said that he has already met CM Devendra Fadnavis in this regard and the according to him, the CM promised that his demand will be looked into.Purohit said we have renamed Bombay to Mumbai, Malabar Hill to Walkeshwar and Victoria Terminus to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Why should this monument, which reminds us of slavery under the British rule, not be renamed.
Mumbai’s iconic building was built in 1924. Its foundation was laid in 1911 to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Mumbai. It was inaugurated in 1924, 13 years after its foundation was laid.The monument is a mix of Indian, Arabic and Western architecture. It was inaugurated 13 years later, in 1924, and is a beautiful confluence of Indian, Arabic and Western architecture.
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