Rename Mumbai Central Railway station after Ambedkar: Athawale

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12 Oct 2018

Athawale demands Mumbai Central Railway station be renamed after Ambedkar

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale today demanded the Mumbai Central railway station be renamed after Dalit icon and social reformer Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar.

In a statement issued today, the Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment said that he would soon meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to submit this demand.

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Ambedkar spent lot of time in Mumbai, conceptualized movements: Athawale

Ambedkar spent lot of time in Mumbai, conceptualized movements: Athawale

"Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had spent a lot of time in Mumbai and led several social movements conceptualized by him. It will be appropriate to name Mumbai Central station after him," Athawale said.

"Dalits welcomed the renaming of Mumbai International Airport and Victoria Terminus after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. We would also be happy if Babasaheb's name is given to Mumbai Central railway station," Athawale said.

Earlier, Elphinstone Road station was renamed 'Prabhadevi'

Earlier in July this year, Elphinstone Road station on Western Railway's suburban network was rechristened Prabhadevi. The decision to change the name of Elphinstone Road station was approved by the Maharashtra Assembly on December 16, 2016.

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