The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), a constituent of the coalition government in Uttar Pradesh led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Saturday slammed the BJP's campaign to rename cities as a "drama" aimed at diverting the attention of the people from the real issues.
Rajbhar, who is the Minister of the Department of Backward Classes Welfare and the Department of Disabled People Development, also questioned the delay in the division of reservation by the Chief Minister despite the report of the Other Backward Castes Social Justice Committee.
"By changing the names of districts and cities, will the poor get rich, the marginalised get justice," Rajbhar asked.
The Uttar Pradesh government recently changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, and Faizabad to Ayodhya. This is being seen as an attempt by the BJP to consolidate the Hindus ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
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