New Delhi: After rechristening Allahabad as Prayagraj, Mughalsarai junction as Deen Dayal Upadhyay station and Faizabad as Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur is headed for a name change. UP Governor Ram Naik has reportedly written a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to rename Sultanpur city as Khush Bhawanpur, after the name of lord Ram’s son Kush. Sultanpur is a city in Ayodhya Division of the state.
“A delegation of Rajputana Shaurya Foundation had met me and handed me a book on Sultanpur history on March 25. While sharing the book they also discussed the rich history of the city. They had requested me to bring the city under Heritage city and change its name from Sultanpur to Khush Bhawanpur. I am sending the book along with their letter for your consideration,” said Naik in a letter dated March 28.
Last year in October, Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government formally rechristened the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj. Announcing the Cabinet decision to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj, CM Adityanath had said, “Keeping in view the feelings and emotions of the people, Allahabad has been renamed Prayagraj by our government. Five hundred years ago the name of the place was Prayagraj as it is at the `Triveni Sangam’ (a confluence of three rivers)”.
The following month, continuing the name changing spree, the Chief Minister announced that the city of Faizabad would be renamed to Ayodhya. While addressing a huge gathering here on the occasion of Deepotsav, Adityanath said, “Faizabad district of the state, of which Ayodhya city is a part, would be restored to its original name and would be known as Ayodhya from today.”
Uttar Pradesh, under chief minister Yogi Adityanath, has changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, Faizabad to Shri Ayodhya. The iconic Mughalsarai junction was also renamed to Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station.