Hyderabad: Hyderabad would be called Bhagyanagar if the Bharatiya Janatha Party comes to power in Telangana state, party legislator Raja Singh said on Thursday.
Keeping with the trend of renaming cities in Uttar Pradesh, he said the party was planning to change the names of Secunderabad, Karimnagar and all the areas named after Mughals and Nizams.
The cities would be renamed after the persons who fought for Telangana and the country.
“Hyderabad was earlier called Bhagyanagar. In 1590, Quli Qutub Shah came changed the name of Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad. We are planning to give Hyderabad its old name back,” said, Mr Singh.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has renamed Mughalsarai as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Nagar, Allahabad as Prayagraj and Faizabad as Ayodhya. The Gujarat government has said it intends to rename Ahmedabad as Karnavati. Previously, Gurgaon in Haryana was renamed Gurugram....