Mumbai: Following the bandwagon of ‘namechangers’ the Shiv Sena on Thursday demanded a change in the name of Aurangabad and Osmanabad in Maharashtra to Sambhaji Nagar and Dharashiv, respectively.
“The demand for the renaming of Aurangabad and Osmanabad into Sambaji Nagar and Dharashiv is not new to Shiv Sena. It has been our long-standing demand,” Shiv Sena leader Manisha Kayande was quoted by news agency ANI.
Worth mention here the Shiv Sena’s demand for the name change of the two places in Maharashtra goes back to decades and the party said that It has been raised a number of times but faced utter conflicts from Congress and Sharad Pawar’s Nationalist Congress Party because they wanted to pacify Muslims voters, as Kayande added.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also indicated that his government is giving consideration to change the name of Ahmedabad to Karnavati post the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh changed the names of the state’s two districts.
“We are contemplating changing the name of Ahmedabad to Karnavati, the talks of which have been going on since a long time. Concrete steps will be taken after looking at it from legal and all other angles. We will think about it in the time to come,” Rupani stated on Thursday.
It is noted that the trend to change names of cities, towns, and regions was started by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath after he renamed Allahabad to Prayagraj and recently announced that Faizabad was rechristened as Ayodhya.