Yogi Fever: Shiv Sena corporator wants a 'Ramnagari' in Mumbai

Shiv Sena corporator Dilip Lande has cited the mythological story as a reason to rename Malabar Hill

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In its general body meeting in December, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will discuss the proposal to rename South Mumbai’s Malabar Hill as ‘Ramnagari’. This was proposed by Shiv Sena corporator Dilip Lande from Kurla.

Lande believes that Malabar Hill should be renamed after Lord Ram because he stopped in the area while on his way to rescue his wife Sita. Moreover, the Shiv Sena corporator said that the name of the poshest place in Mumbai is an English name and thus, should be changed.  

While talking to Mumbai Live, Dilip Lande informed that according to a book - 'Ek Mumbai Tujhi Kahani' - Ram and Lakshman live for some days at Malabar Hill during their search for Sita. At that time, there was a beautiful scenic forest in the area. 

Earlier in 2013, while Lande was a member of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), he pressed the same demand. At that time, Shiv Sena ridiculed the proposal. 

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However, Lande is a Shiv Sena corporator now and this proposal comes after the party’s chief Uddhav Thackeray visited Ayodhya. Ahead of the upcoming elections next year, Shiv Sena has come up the Ram Mandir issue to gain political mileage. 

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