UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath deserves all praise for his continued initiative to respect sentiments of majority Hindus by naming Faizabad as Ayodhya after the renaming of Allahabad and Mughalsarai. The Central Government should make complete studied list of all cities and districts where change in names or Roman spellings are required and send such list to all the States so that instead of gradual changes, all required changes may be done with effect from forthcoming Republic Day.
Since even Pakistan acknowledges Lahore being named after Luv, son of Lord Ram because of Luv having established Lahore, it is more than required of Indian States that they may affect the required changes without any delay like Lucknow can be renamed as Lakshmanpur. There are too many Rampurs and Bilaspurs in India which require renaming to avoid confusion. New names can be after heroic characters of Ramayan and Mahabharat. People born much after India got independence are often confused why a State in eastern part of the country is named as West Bengal. Only oldtimers know that since the western part of pre-independence undivided Bengal came to India, the State was named as West Bengal, and East Bengal turned into East Pakistan, now Bangladesh. The prefix West should be removed from name of the State. Even the name Pashchimbanga suggested by the State-Government is not correct because again it has Hindi pre-fix Pashchim in the suggested name. Madhu Agrawal, New Delhi