KCR's Party's Curt Reply, On Yogi Adityanath's Karimnagar Promise


KCR's Party's Curt Reply, On Yogi Adityanath's Karimnagar Promise (file image)

New Delhi: BJP campaigner Yogi Adityanath's promise at a rally in the poll-bound state that his party will rename Karimnagar district if it is voted to power was downplayed by the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS). Karimnagar parliamentarian B Vinod Kumar said today that he never heard of any demand for renaming the district.

"That's nobody's agenda in Karimnagar. It's his (Adityanath's) own fascination. It's in nobody's thoughts in Karimnagar. No body asked for it (renaming). It's for the first time that I have heard (somebody favouring name change)," he said.

Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is BJP's star campaigner in Telangana that will go to polls tomorrow. Yesterday at a rally he promised that his party would rename Karimnagar to Karipuram.

"If BJP comes to power in Telangana then BJP will work for renaming Karimnagar to 'Karipuram' and respect your sentiments," he said.

Karimnagar is not the only city whose name the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister wants changed. The leader, who was mocked on social media with memes after he changed the names of several UP cities, said at a recent rally that his party will change the name of the state capital Hyderabad to 'Bhagyanagar'.

"If Hyderabad has to be transformed into 'Bhagyanagar' then I call upon you to support BJP to form the government (in Telangana)", he had said.

The Bhartiya Janata Party's government in Uttar Pradesh has renamed several cities that, as the party says, were renamed in the Mughal era. The names of many cities were changed, like, Allahabad to Prayagraj, Faizabad to Ayodhya and Mughalsarai Junction to Pt Deen Dhayal Upadhyay junction.

(With inputs from PTI)