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Yogi Says ‘fate Of Bhagyanagar Is Rising’ As BJP Makes Big Gain In Hyderabad Civic Polls

Yogi Adityanath was in Hyderabad as part of BJP’s star-studded campaign, where he stoked controversy after suggesting that the capital city could be renamed as 'Bhagyanagar'.

Shivani Arora

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Published on 5 Dec 2020 10:57 AM GMT

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Several BJP leaders used the name ‘Bhagyanagar’ to refer to Hyderabad as they tweeted on the updates of GHMC election counting on Friday evening. As the results put BJP in the second position ahead of local party AIMIM in Hyderabad’s local poll, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath took to Twitter and said, “The fate of Bhagyanagar is rising.”

He referred to the citizens as “the people of Bhagyanagar. As he thanked them for showing confidence in PM Modi’s leadership.

Yogi bats for changing Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar

Yogi Adityanath was in Hyderabad as part of BJP’s star-studded campaign. Also, where he stoked controversy after suggesting that the capital city could be renamed as 'Bhagyanagar'.

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The name comes from a small temple of Goddess Lakshmi, known as Bhagyalakshmi temple, adjacent to Charminar in Hyderabad. Some BJP leaders claimed that the temple got its name from Bhagyanagar which was Hyderabad’s original name before being changed by Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah. The temple falls in the division which is a stronghold of AIMIM.

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In addition, taking a jibe at the BJP, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi asked if Yogi Adityanath has taken a contract of renaming every place. Asserting that Hyderabad will not be renamed as 'Bhagyanagar'. As pitched by the UP CM, Owaisi said MIM is not afraid of BJP's threat.

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