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Hindu Sanhati begins mass signature campaign for naming Sealdah station after Syama Prasad

Kolkata: Members of Hindu Sanhati on Thursday began mass signature campaign demanding the Sealdah station here be named after Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee.

The week-long campaign aims to collect one lakh signatures.

The organisation's workers started their campaign at 1 pm in the Sealdah station premises and also fanned out to nearby railway stations. A representative team called on the Eastern Railway General Manager and submitted a deputation articulating their demand.

The campaign would continue till August 14, said the organisation's leader Debtanu Bhattacharya.

According to him, the crores of people who were forced to come as refugees to West Bengal from Pakistan after the 1947 partition of India found strong backing from Mookerjee, who worked untiringly for rehabilitating the refugees.

"Most of these refugees took shelter in the Sealdah station. So this station should be rechristened Syama Prasad Mookerjee Terminus," he said.

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