PM announces Chandigarh airport to be renamed after Bhagat Singh, leaders fight for credit

Updated: Sep 25 2022 10:36PM

New Delhi, Sep 25 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced that the Chandigarh airport will be renamed after Bhagat Singh as a tribute to the great freedom fighter, triggering a race among several leaders to claim credit for it.

In his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast, Modi said that September 28 is an important day of 'Amrit Mahotsav' as it is the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh.

"Just before the birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh, an important decision has been taken as a tribute to him. It has been decided that the Chandigarh airport will now be named after Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It had been in waiting for a long time," Modi said.