'Will rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar if BJP wins', says MLA
Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party legislature, on Friday, said that Hyderabad will be renamed as Bhagyanagar if the party comes into power.
Raja Singh, who represents the Goshamahal assembly constituency said that the party will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar.
Singh said, "Earlier, Hyderabad was Bhagyanagar and in 1590 Quli Qutub Shah came to Hyderabad, he changed Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad... We are planning to rename Hyderabad."
What else Singh stated:
- "In Telangana, the BJP will win a majority and then our first aim will be developing the state and second objective will be renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. We will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar.
- The areas named after Mughals and Nizams will be changed and kept after the persons who fought for Telangana and for the country.
His statement came a day after Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said his government is considering renaming Ahmedabad as Karnavati.
The polling in the Telangana will take place on December 7.
It is to be mentioned that, in the recent past, the names of a number of cities and railway stations have been changed.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on tuesday last, renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya.
Apart from it, UP Govt also changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj and Mughalsarai Railway Station was renamed as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Junction.