Allahabad Will Now Be Known As Prayagraj & People Are Divided

On Saturday, last week, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, had announced that a proposal had been filed to rename the city to Prayagraj amidst protests from the opposing parties.

The BJP was in full support of the decision, stating that renaming the city would give back the city its old identity.

The opposition party, however, showed dissent with the decision, stating that changing the name would affect the history of India in which Allahabad had played a huge role since the days of Independence. They further were of the opinion that changing the name would diminish the identity of the famed Allahabad University.

Last year, Yogi Adityanath led UP government also renamed the Mughalsarai railway station to Deen Dayal Upadhyay station.

There were mixed reactions from people across Twitter, some wholeheartedly welcoming the government's decision, and the others throwing clouds of doubt.

Source - SnooWoop

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