Name int’l airport after Sahibzada Ajit Singh: Sehajdari Sikh party

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: Jan 13, 2016 22:45 IST
Chandigarh International Airport (HT File Photo)

Amid the tussle between Punjab and Haryana over the naming of recently launched Mohali Airport, Sehajdari Sikh party on Wednesday demanded that the terminal be christened after Sahibzada Ajit Singh.

While addressing the media here on Wednesday, Dr Paramjeet Singh Ranu, national chief of Sehajdhari Sikh party said, the political controversy going on to name the new airport terminal at SAS Nagar is painful and it should end immediately by naming it on our Guru’s kin Sahibzada Ajit Singh’s name as this martyr is the real owner in the revenue record as the land of the Airport belongs to Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar now.

Dr Ranu has also written to the prime minister and to the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana that it should be named as “Sahibzada Ajit Singh International Airport” to end all the controversies and politics on the name of terminal.

The issue of naming the terminal is in controversy since last few months which has intensified after the CM of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar proposed it to be named after Dr Mangal Sein, a previous deputy CM of Haryana and Jan Sangh leader.

The Punjab government has been trying to get the airport named after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh. Several discussions were held between the two states, however the issue remains unresolved.

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