Lucknow: Recently Cabinet Minister and Spokesperson of Yogi government Sidharth Nath Singh have requested Governor Ram Naik regarding changing the name of Allahabad.
“UP Governor Ram Naik, who was then MP from Maharashtra, had helped in getting ‘Bombay’ to be renamed as ‘Mumbai’. I have written to him to consider renaming Allahabad as Prayag,” said Singh.
According to our sources, Allahabad may get its new name by the end of this year as the next year city will be organizing Kumbh.
A few months back, in order to change the name of the city and rename it to Prayag, a delegation of All India Akhada Parishad met CM Yogi during his visit to Allahabad to announce the dates of the Shahi Snan.
Regarding this Mahant Narendra Giri, President of All India Akhada Parishad has given his words that in order to change the name of the city, CM would soon pass a resolution in the cabinet.
As per our recent sources, Samajwadi Party MLC and Spokesperson, Sunil Singh Sajan in context to the issue said that he doesn’t understand why are cabinet ministers writing a letter to Governor in order to rename the city. He further added that besides this they should have brought the proposal to the cabinet and pass it. Sunil Singh Sajan continued his statement and said that We do not have any problem with the name of the city being changed.”
Chief of All India Akhada Parishad, Mahant Narendra Giri said, “We do not want to get into any politics. All we demand is to get the old name of the city back. Nobody is opposing the move and we have been assured that CM Yogi will do it soon. We are surprised why the name has not been changed till now. We are going to meet CM Yogi over the issue once again and will demand to change the name of Allahabad to Prayag at the earliest.”
Besides this, Recently Mughalsarai Station has been renamed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay station by the Yogi government.