New Delhi: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) star campaigner for the ongoing Assembly polls Yogi Adityanath floated the proposal to change the name change for Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar, BJP welcomed the move and said that the party would pursue the matter if it comes to power in poll-bound Telangana. On Sunday, while speaking at a rally in Goshamahal constituency in the city along with incumbent party MLA Raja Singh, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had said that the BJP would rename Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar.
“If you are keen to rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, then vote for BJP,” Adityanath had said on Sunday. Speaking at an event on Monday, GVL Narasimha Rao, national spokesperson of BJP and Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from UP welcomed the decision and said that the party would be pursuing the matter further if it comes to power in Telangana.
“Yogiji is a top leader in the party. Most people in Hyderabad know the city as Bhagyanagar as its earlier avatar. This is a great suggestion. BJP will pursue (the matter) further… It is about how people are wanting to relate to their historical greatness. Nizam rule had ruined the future of the people of this country. Renaming it as Bhagyanagar is a welcome move and most people in Hyderabad would love it,” Rao said at a press conference when questioned to comment on Yogi Adityanath’s proposal.
Meanwhile, Raja Singh, the incumbent BJP MLA who was accompanying Adityanath at the time of the rally has, on prior occasions, advocated the proposal to change the name of Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar.
Source: Times Now