Prez inaugurates Udyan Utsav-2023; changing names won’t solve country’s problems, says Mayawati

NEW DELHI, 29 Jan: President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday inaugurated Udyan Utsav-2023 – the opening of the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens, including the rechristened Amrit Udyan – for the public.
The iconic Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was renamed Amrit Udyan on Saturday. It will be open for visitors from 31 January to 26 March, between 10 am and 4 pm, a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday said.
“It is advisable to book a slot online in advance to avoid the rush and save time,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
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‘Changing names won’t solve country’s problems’
Meanwhile, a day after the Mughal Gardens was renamed Amrit Udyan, BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday took a dig at the government, asking if the “problems” of the country and its people would go away by changing names.
In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati said, “Except for a handful of people, all the people of the country are suffering from a stressful life due to high inflation, poverty, 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.”
On Saturday, while the BJP said that the renaming of the iconic gardens shreds yet another symbol of colonialism, opposition parties advised the government to focus on creating jobs and controlling inflation instead.
In a another tweet, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati said, “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,” she said. (PTI)