Uttar Pradesh airport renamed after former PM Charan Singh

July 17th, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The government Thursday decided to rename the Amausi airport in Uttar Pradesh that serves state capital Lucknow after former prime minister Charan Singh. The cabinet took the decision to rename the Amausi airport, located midway between Lucknow and the industrial town of Kanpur, at a meeting here Thursday presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters.

The move is being seen as a sop to Charan Singh’s son, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh, ahead of the trust vote in parliament.

Charan Singh (1902-1987) was India’s sixth prime minister, serving from July 28, 1979 to Jan 14, 1980.

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