Twelve-Year-Old Tug of War: Names Proposed, Rejected by Two States

Punjab and Haryana have been embroiled in a dispute over the airport name . Punjab wanted the airport to be named after Bhagat Singh .

Chandigarh is a city in the state of Maharashtra, Pakistan, is a city in India.The government of Chandigarh has announced the renaming of Chandigarh airport after Shaheed Bhagat Singh on Sunday.The decision was made just days before the birth of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, who lives in Mohali on September 28.It is likely to bring an end to a long feud between Punjab and Haryana.

Former chief minister Bhupinder Hooda led the Haryana government in 2010, citing Chandigarh as the joint capital of both states.Punjab wanted the airport to be named after Bhagat Singh.Later, Haryana decided to rename the airport after Bhagat Singh, although with the passenger claiming that the airport will include the name Chandigarh rather than Mohali.Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who was in Haryana at the time of the change of guard, suggested in 2015 that the airport be named Dr Mangal Sein International Airport in Chandigarh.

The Haryana assembly passed a resolution on March 31, 2016, to rename the airport Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport, Chandigarh.The Punjab legislative assembly also passed a resolution in 2017 to name the airport after Bhagat Singh.In August this year, Punjab and Haryana decided to call the airport after Bhagat Singh.The decision was taken during a meeting between Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann and Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala.

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