Times they are-a changin’, boys. Gurgaon is Gurugram, Musically is Tik Tok, Pirates of the Caribbean is Thugs of Hindostan and Allahabad is now official called Prayagraj (which was apparently its original name 443 years ago). It also marks as the third big name change since the election of Yogi Adityanath-led government in UP.
“Prayagraj was named Allahabad during the Mughal era, around 500 years ago. The place is a confluence of three Holy rivers namely the Saraswati, Yamuna, and Ganga, hence the name Prayagraj.People who have zero understanding of our history and traditions would question the move,” Yogi Adityanath told ANI in an interview.
While some are applauding the decision of restoring the name to its original, others are criticizing the priority of UP Government given the infrastructure of the state is in shambles. Also the fact that changing the name of a city costs a lot of taxpayer’s money, which should be utilized in the development of the city instead.
People are criticizing the Yogi Govt’s decision on social media in one way they know – humor. Check out some hilarious reactions!
So Allahabad bank will become Prayagraj bank ?
— Bad Hindu (@ExSecular) October 16, 2018
Ahmedabad & Hyderabad very worried.
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) October 16, 2018
— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@ashu3page) October 16, 2018
can I changed my name to Neeta Ambani?
will that make me a billionare ?
— Main Hoon Na (@neo_pac) October 16, 2018
Modi Ji : Rupee is falling continuously, what should we do to fix it?
Yogi : Rupee Ka naam badal kar Kuwaiti Dinar rakh do#Prayagraj
— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) October 15, 2018
When are we making Delhi into Indraprastha? 🤔
We need a world class capital QUICK 🙄#Prayagraj
— Akash Banerjee (@akashbanerjee) October 17, 2018
Can't believe the govt thinks it was more important to change the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj when there is still a town in Maharashtra called Bhosari
— Flying Sam (@Naa_Cheese) October 16, 2018
Now that Allahabad is going to be renamed Prayagraj, Yogiji might also want to consider renaming Kanpur as Pan Parag Raj.
— Punster® (@Pun_Starr) October 15, 2018
— Elongated Muskmelon (@Elon_Muskmelon) October 17, 2018
Still don’t get why they had to rename Allahabad after Tamil actor.
— #RebuildKerala (@sidin) October 16, 2018
मेरा देश (शहरों के नाम) बदल रहा है।
— GRV (@MildlyClassic) October 16, 2018
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