New Delhi, May 9: A poster reading ‘Maharana Pratap Road’ was found pasted over the signboard of Delhi’s iconic Akbar Road, a news agency ANI reported. The incident took place late on Tuesday night. The poster was later removed by the authorities in the presence of police.Also Read - Delhi CM's Free Pilgrimage Scheme: Kejriwal Govt Includes Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. Details Here

According to the media reports, the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), under whose zone Akbar Road falls, is investigating the matter and is also trying to identify the unidentified miscreants. It is to be noted that Akbar Road is the address of several Union ministers and MPs, including BJP chief Amit Shah. Also Read - Delhi Govt to Hold Meeting With DDMA Over New Covid Variant Found in African Countries: CM Kejriwal

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Last year also similar attempt was made. A signboard bearing Akbar Road was vandalized and posters were pasted on them declaring the road as Maharana Pratap Road.

In 2016, Union Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh had written to the Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu that Akbar Road should be renamed after Rajput king Maharana Pratap. In 2016, the Race Course Road, where the Prime Minister’s official residence is located, was renamed Lok Kalyan Marg. In 2015, the NDA government had earlier renamed Aurangzeb Road to APJ Abdul Kalam Road in the memory of the former president.

Today is the birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap, a renowned king from Rajasthan who went into battle with Akbar in 1576.

(With agency inputs)