Cho­rus to re­name Ahmed­abad, Agra grows

Mail Today - - NEWS - By Poulomi Saha in New Delhi

AF­TER Al­la­habad and Faiz­abad, sim­i­lar de­mands to re­name Ahmed­abad as Kar­na­vati and Agra as Agra­van have emerged from within the saf­fron fam­ily. In Gu­jarat, chief min­is­ter Vi­jay Ru­pani has said that his gov­ern­ment is look­ing at the pos­si­bil­ity of rechris­ten­ing Ahmed­abad. “We are con­tem­plat­ing chang­ing the name of Ahmed­abad to Kar­na­vati. Con­crete steps will be taken af­ter look­ing at it from le­gal and all other an­gles,” he said.

While the de­mand to re­name Ahmed­abad is old, the pe­ti­tion to re­name the city of Taj is new. Af­ter Ut­tar Pradesh chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath re­cently an­nounced that Al­la­habad will soon be called “Praya­graj” and Faiz­abad district will be re­ferred to as “Ay­o­d­hya”, BJP leg­is­la­tor Ja­gan Prasad Garg wants the CM to re­name Agra as “Agra­van”. “This is an old mat­ter. Many years ago, Agra was Agra­van. But af­ter the Mughal rule and other regimes, the name kept chang­ing. (The name) Agra has no mean­ing nor does it gen­er­ate any feel­ing. Rather ‘Agra­van’

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