The Yogi Adityanath government’s proposed move to rename ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’ in front of the Kumbh Mela has got restriction parties smoldering, with Samajwadi Party boss Akhilesh Yadav rebuking the CM for assuming praise by simply renaming urban areas.
“Raja Harshvardhan made ‘Prayag Kumbh’ extraordinary by offering gifts, however the present rulers are attempting to assume acknowledgment for the work just by renaming the city to ‘Prayagraj’,” the previous boss clergyman tweeted on Monday. “They (BJP) have even re-named ‘Ardh Kumbh’ as ‘Kumbh’. This taunts our custom and conviction.”
The Congress, as well, hit out at the decision regulation.
Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee representative Onkarnath Singh said changing the name of the memorable city to ‘Prayagraj’ is an endeavor to toy with the historical backdrop of the country.
“There is now a zone which is called ‘Prayag’, there was no compelling reason to rename ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. This choice is an endeavor to bother and toy with the historical backdrop of the country. Allahabad has its own notable significance and changing the name of the city will not be acknowledged by the general population of the nation,” Singh said in an announcement on Saturday.
Yogi Adityanath had declared on Saturday that there is a proposition to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj in front of the 2019 Kumbh Mela. “The good representative has officially given his endorsement and if there is an accord, I figure the name will be changed soon,” he had said.
Allahabad’s antiquated name was ‘Prayag’, however was changed after sixteenth century Mughal ruler Akbar fabricated a fortress close ‘Sangam’, the heavenly intersection of the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. He named the stronghold and its neighborhood ‘Ilahabad’. Afterward, Akbar’s grandson Shah Jahan renamed the whole city as ‘Allahabad’. In any case, the region close to the ‘Sangam’, the site of the Kumbh Mela, keeps on being known as ‘Prayag’.
“Prayag is the place Lord Brahma played out the primary yagna. The conjunction of two waterways is a ‘prayag’, and in Allahabad three streams Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet. Subsequently, it is the ruler of ‘prayags’. That is the reason it is ‘Prayagraj’,” the central clergyman said clarifying the base of the name.
The Yogi Adityanath-drove BJP government in the state had before changed the name of railroad station ‘Mughalsarai Junction’ as ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction’. Additionally, ‘Mughalsarai’ was made ‘Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Nagar’, after the prominent RSS ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
A year ago, the soothsayers of various akharas had met CM Yogi in Lucknow and had encouraged him to change the name of ‘Allahabad’ as ‘Prayagraj’. “We have asked for the central priest to change Allahabad’s name to Prayagraj. We are certain that the main priest will acknowledge our interest,” Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) head Mahant Narendra Giri had told journalists.