Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a talk of the town after UP government changed the name of Allahabad to Prayaraj. Yogi Sarkar has proposed to change the name and Uttar Pradesh Cabinet adopted the proposal. In the view of this, former Supreme Court judge Markandeya Katju has suggested the names of 30 such cities of the country whose names should be changed. The name change of Allahabad has surfaced all over the social media and the creative minds of Twitter have once again started making memes which have gone viral. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tests Positive For COVID-19, in Self Isolation
The hashtag #AajSeTumharaNaam is trending on Twitter and people are sharing the hilarious memes. In the viral memes, Twitterati has been flooding the Internet with memes that are suggesting the new names of the celebrities. From former US President Obama to Avengers Thanos, many have been bestowed with new names. Twitter users, however, gave all the credit to Yogi Adityanath. Also Read - UP CM Yogi Adityanath Self-Isolates After Staff Members Test Positive of COVID-19
Have a look at the memes:
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, while announcing the Cabinet decision, 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).”
“Those who are opposing this are not aware of their history, culture and traditions and we can’t have hopes from them. There are many Prayags on the bank of the sacred rivers coming from the Himalayas but this place is Prayagraj (the leading one among them),” he added.
The proposal to change the name was floated by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh a few months ago. As per some reports, banners for the 2019 Kumbh Mela mention the name of the city as Prayagraj instead of Allahabad so the renaming might just happen before the Mela begins on January 15 next year.