Hyderabad: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has promised that BJP, will change the name of Karimnagar district if it is voted to power in Telangana.
“If BJP comes to power in Telangana then BJP will work for renaming Karimnagar to ‘Karipuram’ and respect your sentiments,” he said today at a rally in the poll-bound state.
The leader, recently said at a rally that if his party wins the polls in Telangana, it will change the name of the state capital Hyderabad to ‘Bhagyanagar’.
“If Hyderabad has to be transformed into ‘Bhagyanagar’ then I call upon you to support BJP to form the government (in Telangana)”, he had said.
Former BJP lawmaker from Telangana, T Raja Singh Lodh, had on several occasions said his party will rename a number of Telangana cities.
The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has renamed several cities that, the party says, were renamed in the Mughal era. The state government changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, Faizabad to Ayodhya and Mughalsarai Junction to Pt Deen Dhayal Upadhyay junction.
There have been demands from some BJP leaders to change the names of other iconic cities.