On the last day of campaigning in Telangana ahead of Assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath promised that the BJP will change the name of Karimnagar district if it is voted to power in the state.
Addressing a rally in the poll-bound state, Yogi Adityanath said, “If BJP comes to power in Telangana then BJP will work for renaming Karimnagar to ‘Karipuram’ and respect your sentiments.” “If the BJP government is formed, then Hyderabad’s name will be changed to ‘Bhagyanagar’… on similar lines you have seen in Uttar Pradesh…we have renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya and Allahabad to Prayagraj,” he added.
“Only BJP can do this work because it is only the BJP which respects your culture, tradition, heritage and your ancestors and wants to take ‘Bharat ki vyavastha’ forward,” the UP CM asserted. “Hence BJP is necessary and BJP wants cooperation from all of you. I appeal to you to vote and elect BJP candidates in the elections,” Yogi concluded.
On the other hand, Telangana BJP leader T Raja Singh Lodh had earlier said that BJP would aim to rename Hyderabad and other cities in the state after the names of great people if the party was elected to power.
It is to be noted that the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, Faizabad as Ayodhya, and Mughalsarai Junction to Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay junction.
Importantly, the Telangana Assembly elections are scheduled to be held on December 7 to elect representatives of 119 constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on December 11.