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More districts may be renamed in Yogiland


Lucknow, Nov 9 (DC): After Mughalsarai became Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar, Allahabad was renamed as Prayagraj and then Faizabad as Ayodhya last week, the list of districts to be renamed is all set to become longer.

BJP leaders from various districts are sending letters to the Chief Minister’s Office, suggesting new names for their districts.

BJP MLA from Agra Jagan Prasad Garg has suggested that the name of this historic city be changed to ‘Agravan’. His contention is that Agra, as a word, does not have a specific meaning while ‘Agravan’ means the first among forests/gardens.

The demand to rename Lucknow as Laxmanpuri began three months ago when senior party leader and now Governor of Bihar Lalji Tandon, wrote about the history of the state capital in his book Ankaha Lucknow in which he claimed that the city originally belonged to Laxman and was known as Laxmanpur. BJP leaders now want Lucknow to be renamed Laxmanpuri as a tribute to Laxman, brother of Lord Ram.

There is also a growing demand to rename Aligarh as Harigarh. “Why should there be any city in the name of Ali in our country? We want that this should be known as Harigarh,” said Prakash Gautam, a local BJP leader. Kapil Dev Agarwal, BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar, claims that the city was known as Laxminagar and it was Mughals who changed it to Muzaffarnagar. He also claimed that he had put forth a proposal in this regard before Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath last year.

“It is not a new demand. In 1983, Vishwa Hindu Parishad had held a yagna in Muzaffarnagar and sought the name change. It’s no longer the Mughal rule. So, why should we keep their legacy here?” he asked.

The Bajrang Dal, incidentally, has been using Laxminagar as the name of the district in its posters and banners.

The BJP leaders of Azamgarh want their district to be renamed as Aryagarh and those in Kanpur want the district to be named as Kanhapur. “Kanpur has no meaning — it was known as Cawnpore during the British rule and later was pronounced as Kanpur,” said Ram Manohar Lochan, a local BJP leader.


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  • T. Shetty, Mangalore

    Mon, Nov 12 2018

    BJP can't do any good work in India and that is not in their luck also. They are just diverting minds of common men by changing the name of the places. What are they ahieving

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Yogi is running a 'RENAMING GOVERNMENT' as its only performence

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  • Amith, NAGPUR

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    With immediate effect " Uttar Pradesh " name should be changed to "ROGILAND"!!!!!!

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  • Namma Nadu, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Similar movement should be done in South where Sanskrit names of towns and cities should be renamed with respective Dravidian names ...
    Old name of much of North India is Dravidian in origin...
    Recently Ahmedabad was renamed as Karnavati...But old name of Karnavati itself is Ashapalli a name with Dravidian in origin renamed as Karnavati by the invading Aryan tribes

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Changing names canot change the peoples faith. So far many names are changed like Bombay to Mumbai , Madras to Chennai ,Bangalore to Bengaluru .but still people using the old names. Specially .India to Hindustsan .If any one ask you where are you from .people will reply from India not hindustan .Anyway now Yoogi has power in his hand .One day someone else will have it. God is kind so lets wait and see

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Useless BJP politicians have no solutions to the problems of 30 million Indians looking for jobs. All they have to offer are stupid gimmicks such as renaming cities and wasting money on statues.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Chalo India ka naam badalte hain.
    Aaj se India sirf "Bharath" kehlayaga.

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  • Gaumoothra, Blore/ Udupi

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Uttar Pradesh itself needs to be renamed as "Muthra Pradesh"....

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  • Saks, Colambia

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Yogis karma.

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  • Sunitha, Udupi

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Deepavali also needs to be renamed because there is "ali" at the end.
    Deepavali needs to rename as "Deen Dayal Upadhyay Light and Sound Festival"

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    All the structures built by the Mughal's and when the state and country earn a lot by tourism, what about the change now. No mention about it.

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  • Abdul Aleem Faroqui, UAE

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    You nailed it... “Mysorepak” sweet as Mysorebharat”...

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  • krishna godse, blr

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Yogis name should be dongi

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  • Sunil, Blore/ Udupi

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Actually BJP itself needs to be renamed BJPEE

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    There are no Goras or Gurkhas in Gorakhpur better rename it to Yogipur.

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  • YEZDI Praveen, Kavoor/ Muscat

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    yogi to b changed to BHOGI

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Nov 9 2018

    Rename Yogi as Dongi ...

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