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Have no knowledge of Burdwan station's name change: CM

Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said in Monday that she has no knowledge about the Centre's move to change the name of Burdwan station and name it after freedom fighter Batukeshwar Dutt.

"I have served as the Railway minister for two terms. As far as I know, the Centre must get the nod from the state government before changing the name of any station. The functioning of the government and the party should be different. A political party comes into power and goes but the government and democracy continues to run," Banerjee said, responding to a query on the name change at the state headquarters Nabanna.

She maintained that a party desiring to change the name is not enough. "As per system the state should propose and clear the name. But we don't know

of any such proposal for changing the name of Burdwan station coming to us," Banerjee added.

It may be mentioned that it was Saturday when Union minister of state for Home Nityanand Rai had said in Patna that Burdwan railway station will be named after revolutionary freedom fighter Batukeshwar Dutt, who was born in that district but later shifted to Bihar.

Rai had made this statement after paying a visit to the house where Dutt had stayed after Independence.

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