For votes change PM Modi's name: Arvind Kejriwal to BJP
New Delhi : Joining voices to not change iconic Ramlila Maidan's name after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal disapproved the idea. He expressed disapproval on Twitter saying "such an attempt won't fetch the BJP votes, but changing the name of the Prime Minister might".
"Changing name of Ramlila Maidan after Vajpayeeji will not fetch votes. BJP should change the name of the Prime Minister to get some votes because people are not voting on his name," the Aam Aadmi Party chief tweeted.
BJP, on the other hand, denied such claims and said there is no question about changing the name of Ramlila Maidan. Mr Tiwari said there was no question of renaming the Ramlila Maidan and some people are just "trying to create a controversy" around it. "It's a deliberate attempt to spread lies," he said.
कुछ लोग जानबूझकर भ्रम फैलाने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं! मर्यादा पुरुषोत्तम भगवान राम हम सबके आराध्य हैं इसलिये रामलीला मैदान का नाम बदलने का कोई सवाल ही नहीं है! pic.twitter.com/xJ7XrSIutO— Manoj Tiwari (@ManojTiwariMP) August 25, 2018
Ramlila Maidan, about the size of two football fields and just two kilometers from the BJP's headquarters, has been the go-to place for protests and demonstrations. The address is also popular for the grand Ramlila it plays host to every year.