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Watch | To Be Inaugurated Today, Modi's 'Kartavyapath' Is Paved With Bad Intentions

A move to mark the completion of the first stage of the Modi government’s controversial Central Vista makeover project, the speech the PM delivers today will make his agenda clear.

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The latest target for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s renaming zeal is Rajpath, with the government deciding to call the iconic stretch which runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan down to India Gate ‘Kartavyapath’, or duty road.

The renaming of the road – which is paved with bad intentions – is not just a cartographic act.

When Kartavyapath is formally inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, September 8, to mark the completion of the first stage of his government’s controversial Central Vista makeover project, the speech he delivers will make the agenda clear.