Delhi’s Akbar Road ‘renamed’ Maharana Pratap Road, Municipal Corporation says will probe

New Delhi’s famous Akbar Road, which is home to several Union Ministers was ‘labelled’ Maharana Pratap Road on Tuesday night, reported the Indian Express.

Even though the proposal regarding the same is still pending, a poster with “Maharana Pratap Road” printed on it — was pasted over the Akbar Road signboard leading off to India Gate circle. However, no one has yet taken responsibility for the act. The defacement came, incidentally, ahead of the birth anniversary of the Mewar warrior on May 9. The poster was removed later in the day.

A media report quoted a spokesperson of the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), under whose zone Akbar Road falls, as saying that it would launch an investigation into the incident.

However, this is not the first time that an Akbar Road signboard has been defaced. Last year, signages bearing the name ‘Akbar Road’ in central Delhi were vandalised and posters were put up on them declaring the stretch as ‘Maharana Pratap Marg’. Hindu Sena, a right-wing outfit, had then claimed to be behind the act.

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