The Yogi Adityanath cabinet in Uttar Pradesh decided on Tuesday to rename Mughalsarai railway station near Varanasi after RSS ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
A meeting of state cabinet was held under the chairmanship of chief minister Adityanath Yogi that gave its approval for the renaming of the station.
Cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh said the state government would send a proposal to Union railway ministry to change the name of the railway station.
Upadhyay had died under mysterious circumstances while travelling in a train at Mughalsarai station on February 11, 1968. Mughalsarai is one of the busiest stations of the Eastern Railway.
The BJP government is celebrating the birth centenary of Upadhyaya and several programmes are being organised across the state.
Singh said the state government had planned to launch several schemes in accordance with the ‘antyodaya’ ideology propagated by Upadhyaya.
The central government was also formulating schemes according to it, he said.
Earlier in April, the Yogi Adityanath government had decided to name the Agra airport after Upadhyay.