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Why Isnot Your Name Raavan Yogi Adityanath Defends

By Preeti Sigh On 04 Nov, 2018

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday defended renaming the city of Allahabad to Prayagraj by alluding to mythological villains. After a backlash over the name change, the chief minister questioned why the protesters were not named "Raavan" or "Duryodhan" - antagonists from Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. He was speaking at an event in Haridwar. "When I changed the name of Allahabad, some people raised questions over it. Some also said what is there in the name. So, I said why didn't their parents name them 'Raavan' and 'Duryodhan' in that case? In this country, the name holds a lot of significance." Yogi Adityanath said. The BJP leader also said that most names in India are related to "Ram" and is widely used by scheduled castes. He also said that the name Ram "connects us with our glorious tradition." The proposal to rename Allahabad to Prayagraj was approved by the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on October 16. Yogi Adityanath had said the renaming was in keeping with the "wishes of the people." Those who supported the name change said Prayag was the original name of Allahabad, one of the oldest cities of UP. It was named "Illahabad" or "abode of God" by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1575. "The BJP government has rectified the mistake made by Akbar," a state BJP spokesperson had said.

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