The Centre recently approved the Adityanath-led UP government’s proposal to rename the Mughalsarai railway station after the Jan Sangh leader as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya (DDU) station.
This comes as the part of the state government’s attempt to revive the legacy of Upadhyaya who died in 1968. The UP government in its proposal pointed to the mysterious death of Upadhyaya at the Mughalsarai station as one of the primary reasons to rename the station.
- Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is Yogi Adityanath.
- The Mughalsarai station was established near Varanasi in 1862 when the East India Company linked Howrah to Delhi by rail.