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China has no business to name any Indian place: Naidu

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister today said "every inch" of belongs to and has "no business" to name any Indian place.

"is totally part and parcel of has no business to name any of the district. I don't know why they have taken this step," Naidu, the Information and Broadcasting Minister, told a press conference here.

Stressing that "every inch of the state belongs to India", the minister said that no foreign country has the right to rename any part of

Naidu asked if anybody's name can be changed if his or her neighbour does so.

The minister was responding to a query on the Chinese action of unilaterally changing the names of six places in

had yesterday announced that it has "standardised" official names for six places in the northeastern state and termed the provocative move as a "legitimate action".

The Chinese move came days after lodged a strong protest with India over the Dalai Lama's visit to the frontier state.

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First Published: Thu, April 20 2017. 23:48 IST