New Delhi: Former India cricketer and East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir has urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to rename the Yamuna Sports Complex after former finance minister Arun Jaitley.
On 24 August, the day Jaitley passed away at AIIMS after a prolonged illness, Gambhir wrote to Baijal, proposing to rename the sprawling complex in his constituency after the BJP stalwart in recognition of his contribution towards sport.
May he remain in our hearts forever. As a mark of respect to our beloved leader, I hereby propose to rename “Yamuna Sports Complex” as “Arun Jaitley Sports Complex” #RiPJaitleySir pic.twitter.com/ooK95RZHiQ
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 26, 2019
"I am writing this letter to propose to your good self to rename Yamuna Sports Complex situated in my Lok Sabha constituency of East Delhi in the name of eminent lawyer, our great leader, and former finance minister, late Arun Jaitley ji," Gambhir wrote in the letter to the Lt Governor.
He said it will be a "humble gesture" and tribute to the Jaitley's contribution and "incredible" legacy.