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From 3 Andaman islands and Faizabad to Ayodhya: Here's the renaming spree of BJP govt

A look at some of the major name changes BJP governments have made across India.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30, 2018, announced renaming of the Ross Island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep. The renaming was done to mark the 75th anniversary of the Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose there. Here's a look at some of the other major name changes by BJP governments across India in recent times. (Image: Reuters)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 30, 2018, announced renaming of the Ross Island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, the Neil Island as Shaheed Dweep and the Havelock Island as Swaraj Dweep. The renaming was done to mark the 75th anniversary of the Tricolour hoisting by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose there. Here's a look at some of the other major name changes by BJP governments across India in recent times. (Image: Reuters)

Gurgaon to Gurugram: In April 2016, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced renaming arguing that the new name would help preserve the "rich heritage" of the city by emphasising its history and mythological association with Dronacharya. In September 2016, Khattar officially announced that the Centre had approved the name change. (Image: Reuters)
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Gurgaon to Gurugram: In April 2016, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced renaming arguing that the new name would help preserve the "rich heritage" of the city by emphasising its history and mythological association with Dronacharya. In September 2016, Khattar officially announced that the Centre had approved the name change. (Image: Reuters)

Naya Raipur to Atal Nagar: On August 21, 2018, the Chhattisgarh Cabinet approved a proposal to rename the newly developed city to commemorate the late former prime minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Image: PTI)
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Naya Raipur to Atal Nagar: On August 21, 2018, the Chhattisgarh Cabinet approved a proposal to rename the newly developed city to commemorate the late former prime minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. (Image: PTI)

Allahabad to Prayagraj: In October, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved a proposal to rename the historic city of Allahabad as Prayagraj. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (Image: Reuters)
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Allahabad to Prayagraj: In October, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved a proposal to rename the historic city of Allahabad as Prayagraj. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. (Image: Reuters)

Faizabad district to Ayodhya district: In November, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced renaming of Faizabad district as Ayodhya district. Ayodhya city is located in this district.
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Faizabad district to Ayodhya district: In November, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced renaming of Faizabad district as Ayodhya district. Ayodhya city is located in this district.

First Published on Jan 1, 2019 07:48 am
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