The rechristening of Faizabad was introduced by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath earlier on Tuesday. The choice comes shut on the heels of the state’s BJP-led authorities renaming Allahabad as Prayagraj.
Taking a dig at Adityanath, senior AAP chief Sanjay Singh mentioned the chief minister ought to first change his identify to Ajay Singh Bisht if he’s so “fond” of adjusting names.
“The opinion of the native residents of a spot ought to be taken earlier than altering its identify. India is a democratic nation. It is a ‘Tughlaqi’ choice,” he mentioned.
Singh mentioned regardless of the efforts of a nawab to rename Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district as Mustafabad, the native folks, most of whom are Muslims, caught to the previous identify.
Earlier this 12 months, the Uttar Pradesh authorities had additionally renamed the Mughalsarai railway station as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station.