The Delhi Assembly universally passed a resolution on Thursday requesting the Centre to posthumously award the Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, on noted environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna.
Participating in a debate on the resolution on the first day of the assembly’s Monsoon session, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated although the House is processing this resolution, the entire nation wants that the Bharat Ratna be bestowed on Bahuguna.
“I think it will be a respect for the Bharat Ratna if the highest civilian award goes to Bahuguna,” he said. Kejriwal noted that Bahuguna not only saved the environment but also worked for many other social causes.
Opposition BJP, too, supported the decision.