It seems Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has been a noticeable face for BJP during campaigning in Telangana ahead of assembly polls here. Among the poll -vows made, he stated on Wednesday that if his party will form the government, Hyderabad would be renamed Bhagyanagar and Karimnagar district would be renamed Karipuram.
CM Adityanath had earlier spoken about Hyderabad's name being changed. He added Karimnagar district to the list.
"In order to respect the sentiments of people of Telangana, BJP will rename Karimnagar to Karipuram," he was quoted as saying at a public meeting in Karimnagar. He also repeated the swear of renaming Hyderabad at another meeting - in Bodhan town of Nizamabad district.
"Hyderabad will become Bhagyanagar like we did it in Uttar Pradesh where we changed Faizabad to Ayodhya and Allahabad to Prayagraj."
Worth mention here there have been a series of name changes in UP since Yogi Adityanath government took over charges. It is noted that not just cities and districts but even the Mughalsarai railway junction was renamed Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya junction and there are proposals for changing names of airports, bus stands as well as of other cities in the largest state of India.