Lucknow: Mohsin Raza, minister of state for minority welfare, Muslim Waqf and Haj has proposed to rename the Haj House in Lucknow after ‘Missile Man’ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, which is presently named after renowned cleric Maulana Ali Miyan.
During a meeting here on Wednesday, the minister also proposed a change in the names of Haj houses in other parts of UP, including Varanasi and Ghaziabad.
As reported by Hindustan Times, the exterior walls of Haj House were painted saffron in January 2018.
Mohsin Raza tweeted: “Haj Samiti has been directed to prepare the proposal to rename Lucknow’s Haj House after former President late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. They have also been asked to prepare proposal to change the names of Haj houses in Ghaziabad and Varanasi.”