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Agra, Gorakhpur airport terminals named after Upadhyay, Gorakhnath

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presided over the cabinet meeting, which decided to name the civil terminal at IAF’s Gorakhpur airport after Mahayogi Gorakhnath, founder of ‘Nath Pant’ (monastic movement).

lucknow Updated: Apr 19, 2017 12:53 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath going for the cabinet meeting in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath going for the cabinet meeting in Lucknow on Tuesday. (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday gave a major push to the government’s saffron agenda by deciding to name the civil terminal of Agra’s Kheria Air Force airport after BJP ideologue Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath presided over the cabinet meeting that also decided to name the civil terminal at IAF’s Gorakhpur airport after Mahayogi Gorakhnath, founder of ‘Nath Pant’ (monastic movement). The chief minister is the mahant of Gorakhnath temple.

Cabinet ministers Siddharthnath Singh and Srikant Sharma briefed media persons about the cabinet decisions.

The cabinet’s decision to name the terminals comes after Yogi decided to replace ‘Samajwadi’ with ‘Mukhya Mantri’ (chief minister) in all government schemes.

The cabinet also decided to exempt from entertainment tax the Hema Malini-starrer Hindi biopic “Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi” based on the life of Rajmata Vijay Raje Scindia.

Singh said Scindia was an important pillar of BJP’s ideology and that the film is based on ‘Rajpath Se Lokpath’, a book written by Goa governor Mridula Sinha.

The cabinet decided to rename “Viklang Jan Vikas Vibhag” (handicapped development department) as “Divyang Jan Sashakti Karan Vibhag” following a similar decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the centre.

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