Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Telangana has said that the name of Hyderabad will be changed if the party wins Telangana Assembly elections 2018.
Speaking to leading news agency, MLA said, “Earlier, Hyderabad was Bhagyanagar and in 1590 Quli Qutub Shah came to Hyderabad, he changed Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad. At that time many Hindus were attacked, many temples destroyed. We are planning to rename Hyderabad.
BJP MLA from Goshamahal Assembly constituency, Raja Singh, said that name of Hyderabad will be changed to Bhagyanagar if the party is voted to power. He further claimed that the BJP will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimanagar.
Raja Singh further said, “In Telangana, BJP will win in majority and then our first aim will be developing the state and the second objective will be renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. We will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar.”
This comes just days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath renamed Allahabad as Prayag Raj. Later during Deepotsav 2018 celebrations in Ayodhya, he announced that Faizabad district will be known as Ayodhya.
Not just in Uttar Pradesh, but clamour for change of name of city has also grown in BJP-ruled Gujarat. According to Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, the name of Ahmedabad will be changed to Karnavati if the government manages to get the required support to clear all legal hurdles.