Allahabad to Prayagraj: Did Twitterati Like the Switch?

The historic city of Allahabad will be renamed ‘Prayagraj’, a spokesperson of Uttar Pradesh government announced on Tuesday, 16 October.

The announcement comes after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in May, accepted a proposal by Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad of renaming the city Prayag ie confluence of two rivers.

The renaming process will start by initially changing the name in central government-controlled institutions like the Railways, Allahabad University and the Allahabad High Court.

While the Opposition condemned the move, tweeple came up with mixed reactions.

‘Unnecessary Expenses’

‘Restoring, Not Renaming’

Some people also supported the move and called this a ‘restoration’ and assertion of past heritage and culture.

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