TELANGANA: Yogi Adityanath floated the proposal to change the name change for Hyderabad and said if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is voted to power in the Telangana Assembly polls, they will rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar.
The UP chief minister was in the poll-bound state on December 2 to campaign for the saffron party and was speaking at a rally in Hyderabad’s Goshamahal constituency. “If Hyderabad has to be transformed into ‘Bhagyanagar’ then I call upon you to support BJP to form government (in Telangana)”, Adtiyanatha told in the public meeting.
The only way that Adityanath could envisage to stop terrorism was to elect BJP in the coming elections which are set to take place on December 07 in the southern state. Just earlier this month, Raja Singh triggered a fresh row after he said that he would work towards renaming the city of Hyderabad as ‘Bhagyanagar’ if the BJP was voted to power in the state in the upcoming Telangana elections.
Singh, who was a member of the recently-dissolved legislative assembly, said the Qutb Shahis, who ruled the region during the 16th century, had changed the name of the city, Bhagyanagar, to Hyderabad. Names of a number of Indian cities and railway stations have been changed in the recent past Allahabad as Prayagraj and Faizabad as Ayodhya were few example of this.
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