Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Sunday hit out at the Central government after the name of Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi was changed to ‘Amrit Udyan’ and asked if such decisions will help in resolving the country’s problems.
Taking to her official Twitter handle, she said, “Except for a handful of people, all the people of the country are suffering from a stressful life due to high inflation, poverty and unemployment etc, and instead of focusing on resolving these problems, attempt to divert people’s attention through conversion, renaming, boycott and hate speeches are unfair and sad.”
In another tweet, the former Uttar Pradesh CM added, “Will changing the name of the famous Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan solve the burning day-to-day problems of the country and crores of people here. Else, the general public will consider this as an attempt by the government to cover up its shortcomings and failures.”
Keeping in line with the theme of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ marking 75 years of India’s Independence, the name of Mughal Gardens has been changed to Amrit Udyan, confirmed President’s office on Saturday.
The gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi are spread over 15 acres and boasts of over 150 varieties of roses, tulips, Asiatic lilies, daffodils and other ornamental flowers.
Earlier today, President Droupadi Murmu attended the opening of the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan for the general public.
‘Amrit Udyan’ will remain open for visitors from January 31 to March 26 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days and on March 8 on account of Holi) between 10.00 a.m. to 1600 a.m.
From March 28 to 31, the gardens will be open for special categories – for farmers on March 28, for differently-abled persons on March 29, for the personnel of Defence Forces, Paramilitary Forces and Police on March 30, and for women, including tribal women’s SHGs on March 31.
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