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Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government may rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj and a decision in this regard could be taken before next year's Kumbh Mela in the holy city.

Published: 24th May 2018 08:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2018 08:04 PM   |  A+A-

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (Photo | PTI)

By ANI

ALLAHABAD: Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government may rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj and a decision in this regard could be taken before next year's Kumbh Mela in the holy city.

The city, if the decision is taken, will be named after Prayag, which is a famous holy place in Allahabad, where three main rivers flowing across the state namely Ganges, Yamuna, and Sarasvati meet. Further, the place is also known for hosting Kumbh Mela once in every 12 years.

State's deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya confirmed to ANI that for a long time the identity of Allahabad has been formed by Prayag and hence the state government has decided to change the city's name to Prayagraj.

"The place (Allahabad) has always been recognized by its place Prayag since ages", Maurya said.

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.

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  • vatsal

    Refer to the article
    2 years ago reply
  • Gaurav Burman

    How is this going to improve the conditions of citizens of Up? Will this move solve the problems of UP.... unemployment
    2 years ago reply
    • APURV SHARMA

      Totally for it.... Go for it!
      2 years ago reply
    • APURV SHARMA

      Changing it will not make it worse to.
      2 years ago reply
  • Srikanth Sharma

    It feels great.
    2 years ago reply
  • Reshad

    He is mad and playing with the fire. How can Indian peoples can tolerate such cheap person. Tuuuh
    2 years ago reply
    • Kunal

      He is born to play with fire.
      2 years ago reply
    • Krishan

      Like they tolerated and alien ALLAHABAD for hundreds of years you nasty piece of shit!!!!
      2 years ago reply
  • GAYAS

    Do what ever U want One day we Change the Whole Hindustan Name
    2 years ago reply
  • Arvind

    Wow what an achievement! This wll surely solve the problems of UP.
    2 years ago reply
    • Srikanth Sharma

      Renaming definitely helps regain Hindu-self respect
      2 years ago reply
  • Ali

    Name it after Parag Comics
    2 years ago reply
  • Chitra J

    Easier name is - Prayaag.
    2 years ago reply
    • Vinay Sumra

      Good job....
      2 years ago reply
    • Vinay Sumra

      Yes...
      2 years ago reply
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