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Patalpani Railway Station in Indore to Be Named After Tribal Icon Tantya Bhil: MP CM

Persevering with the tribal outreach and accusing Congress of crediting just one household for attaining Independence, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan introduced to call Patalpani railway station in Indore and two different landmarks in that metropolis after tribal icon Tantya Bhil. Notably, Bhopal’s Habibganj railway station was just lately named after Rani Kamalapati, a tribal queen.

Accusing the earlier governments of ignoring the tribal historical past, Chouhan on Monday stated that Indore’s Bhanwar Kuan intersection and MR 10 bus stand, being developed at the price of Rs 53 crore, may even be named after Tantya Bhil. Like Bhopal’s Rani Kamalapati station, Patalpani railway station (in Indore district) will likely be named after Tantya Bhil, who had sacrificed his life, Chouhan stated whereas addressing a tribal gathering, marking the conclusion of the week-long ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ celebrations.

On the event of the ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ on November 15, which was noticed on the delivery anniversary of revered tribal chief and freedom fighter Birsa Munda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a veiled swipe at Congress saying earlier governments had ignored the historical past and contribution of tribals.

Chouhan stated tribes within the nation and Madhya Pradesh have a wonderful previous and tribal heroes performed a vital position within the freedom wrestle. The British had made all efforts to finish the satisfaction of our tribes. The state authorities will restore that satisfaction, he added. The historical past concerning the contribution of the Gondwana kingdom within the freedom wrestle and battle in opposition to the Mughals was not taught correctly.

The unsuitable historical past concerning the freedom wrestle was taught and so they talked solely about one household saying we obtained freedom due to Nehru ji (Jawaharlal Nehru) and Indira ji (Indira Gandhi). The contribution of tribal icons like Raja Shankar Shah, Raghunath Shah, Tantya Mama (Bhil), Bhima Nayak was by no means informed, he alleged. Chouhan stated “petty and false” instances in opposition to tribals will likely be withdrawn. “Youngsters from tribal communities would be trained so that they can clear the competitive Army recruitment exams,” he stated.

The CM stated a medical faculty will likely be opened in Mandla within the title of king Hirde Shah, a freedom fighter. Generally known as the Indian Robin Hood by tribals, Tantya Bhil is hailed as one of many revolutionaries who waged an armed wrestle in opposition to the British rule for 12 years. It’s stated that Tantya used to loot the treasuries of the British authorities and distribute the wealth among the many poor.


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