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Want to change Agra's name to 'Agravan', will talk to Adityanath: BJP MLA

11 November, 2018 3:28 PM
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Want to change Agra's name to 'Agravan', will talk to Adityanath: BJP MLA

Adding to the name changing spree, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Agra Jagan Prasad Garg on Sunday said that the state's name has no meaning and should be changed too. 

Adding to the name changing spree, Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Agra Jagan Prasad Garg on Sunday said that the state's name has no meaning and should be changed too.

Garg said that Agra was called "Agravan" about 5,000 years ago and should be renamed, news agency ANI reported. Garg added that the Agrawal community lived in Agra due to which the name should be changed. "Agra word has no meaning, doesn't make sense," Garg added.

Garg added that he will take up the matter with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Adityanath, who has changed the names of a few town and places in Uttar Pradesh, has been receiving flak for the same.

Adityanath changed the name of Mughal Sarai railway station to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction. Faizabad's name was changed to Ayodhya and Allahabad's name was changed to Prayagraj by the UP government.

UP Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Saturday reacted to Yogi Adityanath government's spree of changing names and said that this is all part of a drama to distract the backward and oppressed when they raise their voice to demand the rights.

Rajbhar said that the BJP should change names of three of their ministers - National Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, UP Minister Mohsin Raza - if the party feels that Mughalsarai and Faizabad were named after Mughals.

Source: zeenews.india.com

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