I have written to him to consider renaming Allahabad as Prayag,” Singh said on Monday.
LUCKNOW: Months after chief minister Yogi Adityanath hinted that the name of Allahabad will be reverted to Prayag, cabinet minister Sidharth Nath Singh said that he has written to Governor Ram Naik asking him to considering renaming the city.“UP Governor Ram Naik (then MP from Maharashtra ) had helped in getting ‘Bombay’ to be renamed as ‘Mumbai’.
BJP spokesperson Chandra Mohan said: “Singh is a representative of Allahabad and is communicating the sentiments of the people of his area to the Governor.
Sources said that the name may be changed this year itself as Kumbh is scheduled to be held in Allahabad in 2019.
Under Mughal rule, it was renamed as Ilahabad, and then Allahabad, which means the abode of Allah.
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