Chandigarh: The Haryana Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution to name Chandigarh airport after freedom struggle icon Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

As soon as the Question Hour ended, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ram Bilas Sharma moved the resolution in this regard.

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Bhagat Singh. IBNlive

Later, it was unanimously passed with ruling BJP and main opposition Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) MLAs supporting it.

Opposition Congress MLAs were not present as they have not been attending the assembly session to protest the six-month suspension of their three MLAs for tearing copies of the Governor’s address.

On the resolution passed on Thursday, Sharma told the House that the state government would soon write to the Union Civil Aviation ministry in this regard.

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had recently said that his government had no objection to the airport being named after Bhagat Singh.

With the airport’s terminal building falling in Punjab’s Mohali town, Punjab government has put up signages of ‘Mohali airport’, upsetting Haryana government.

The Rs 485-crore airport project is a joint venture of Airports Authority of India (AAI), governments of Punjab and Haryana.

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