In its first term, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi changed the names of many cities of the state now as per the latest reports Yogi government has started the work of renaming 12 cities including Aligarh, and Firozabad.
According to media reports, the saffron teams would pressure the state government to change the names of Sultanpur, Mirzapur, Aligarh, Firozabad and Mainpuri. There were proposals to change the names of the Ghazipur and Basti districts during Adityanath’s first term. At first, the government had renamed Allahabad as Prayagraj and Faizabad as Ayodhya.
BJP MP Mukesh Rajput said in his letter that “Farrukhabad, since ancient times, has been the capital of the Panchal region. It was also the place where various Jain and Buddhist monks delivered sermons”.
“There are proposals to rename Sultanpur as Kush Bhavanpur, Aligarh as Harigarh, Mainpuri as Mayan Nagar, Firozabad as Chandra Nagar and Mirzapur as Vindhya Dham,” the BJP leader said.
Furthermore, the saffron ensembles have also demanded to rename Agra as Agravan and Muzaffarnagar as Luxmi Nagar. Miyanganj, a city in the Unnao district of the state, is also likely to be named Mayaganj. There was also a proposal to change the name of the district from Aligarh to Harigarh. Similarly, a proposal to rename the Mainpuri district as ‘Mayan Nagar’ was also submitted to the state government. (Yogi names change cities)
Aligarh as Harigarh
Mainpuri as Mayan Nagar
Sultanpur as Kush Bhavanpur
Firozabad as Chandra Nagar
Mirzapur as Vindhya Dham
Shahjahanpur as Bhamashah
Farrukhabad as Panchal Nagar
Badaun as Vedamau
Sambhal as Kalki Nagar or Prithviraj Nagar
Deoband as Devvrindpur
Ghazipur as Gadhipuri
Kanpur: Instructions have been given to the administration to make proposals regarding names in Rasulabad and Secunderabad and Akbarpur Rani of Kanpur countryside.
The government, in its first term, changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, after which the Mughalsarai railway station was named after RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay. Similarly, before the 2022 assembly elections, Faizabad railway station was renamed Ayodhya Cantt railway station, three years after Faizabad district was named as Ayodhya. (Yogi names change cities)