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Renaming spree in Maharashtra: Aurangabad, Osmanabad set to be renamed

The names of Aurangabad, Osmanabad, and Navi Mumbai Airport will be changed to Sambhajinagar, Dharashiv, and Dinkar Balu Patil Airport respectively

Uddhav Thackeray

Uddhav Thackeray (Photo: ANI)

BS Web TeamAgencies New Delhi
In a Cabinet meeting chaired by former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray, demand was made to rename Aurangabad city as Sambhajinagar, and Osmanabad as Dharashiv. 

The Cabinet meeting took place in the state secretariat in south Mumbai a day after Thackeray had taken away the portfolios of rebel Shiv Sena ministers who were camping in Guwahati.  

On a renaming spree

Aurangabad city in central Maharashtra will be renamed Sambhajinagar. The opposition BJP has been trying to corner the Shiv Sena, which heads the three-party Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, over renaming the central Maharashtra city after Maratha king Chhatrapati

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First Published: Jun 30 2022 | 3:10 PM IST

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