Al­la­habad likely to be re­named Praya­graj

The Free Press Journal - - NATION -

AL­LA­HABAD (UP): Ut­tar Pradesh chief min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath on Satur­day hinted that if a broad con­sen­sus is achieved, ‘Al­la­habad will be re­named as Praya­graj.'

Yogi said, "It might be the wish of many peo­ple that Al­la­habad can be re­named as Praya­graj. I think that it will give a very good mes­sage. If every­one agrees, we should know this city as Prayag Raj and it can be a good start".

Ac­cord­ing to some me­dia re­ports, the ban­ners for the up­com­ing Kumbh Mela in 2019 men­tion the name of the city as Praya­graj in­stead of Al­la­habad.

Yogi Adityanath-led Ut­tar Pradesh gov­ern­ment might rechris­ten Al­la­habad as Praya­graj be­fore next year's Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela will be­gin in Al­la­habad on Jan­uary 15, 2019.

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