NAGPUR: Various tribal organisations together with some BJP leaders staged a protest in Nagpur on Tuesday, demanding a change within the identify of a global zoological park right here, which has been renamed after Shiv Sena founder late Bal Thackeray.
The Maharashtra authorities not too long ago renamed the Gorewada International Zoo right here as ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park’.
Nagpur’s former mayor and National Commission for Scheduled Tribes’ member Maya Iwnate, Gadchiroli BJP MLA Deorao Holi, former state tribal growth minister Ashok Uike and different tribal leaders staged a dharna on the statue of Gond (a tribal neighborhood) king Bakht Buland Shah in Civil Lines are right here.
They demanded that the zoological park be named as ‘GondwanaGorewada International Zoological Park’.
Iwnate claimed that former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier assured that the zoological park, after its completion, could be named because the ‘Gondwana Gorewada International Zoological Park’.
“Had Balasaheb Thackeray been alive, he would have supported the zoo to be named asGondwana, as a respect to the tribal neighborhood.
We request Chief Minister Udhhav Thackeray to contemplate naming it as ‘Gondwana Gorewada International Zoological Park’,” she stated.
The protesters warned of intensifying their agitation over the difficulty in future.
The Vidarbha Rajya Andolan Samiti additionally staged an illustration on Katol street right here over the difficulty.
Its member Ram Neole stated they don’t want the zoo to be named after an individual “who all the time opposed statehood for Vidarbha”.