Race Course Road, which houses Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, was renamed on Wednesday as Lok Kalyan Marg after a consensus emerged in the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC).
The proposal to rename the coveted address was moved by Delhi Member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday.
Now, the PM’s address changes from 7 RCR to 7 LKM. The decision was announced jointly by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lekhi at a press conference.
There were some suggestions in NDMC meeting, but consensus was that Race course road be now called Lok Kalyan Marg: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/zm4m3IOgTg
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Lekhi has also taken the initiative to get the Rakab Ganj Gurudwara roundabout to be renamed as Guru Gobind Singh Chowk.
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Earlier there were speculations to rename 7 RCR to Ekatma Marag to pay tribute to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
(With inputs from ANI)