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BJP's ally in UP slams campaign to rename cities

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The (SBSP), a constituent of the coalition government in 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.

The government recently changed the names of the Mughalsarai railway junction, and districts.

"Whenever serious issues like the rights of the backward classes are raised, the BJP comes up with such ideas to fool the people," SBSP said.

Rajbhar, who is the of the and the Department of Disabled People Development, also questioned the delay in the division of reservation by the despite the report of the Other

"By changing the names of districts and cities, will the poor get rich, the marginalised get justice," Rajbhar asked.

He said that the Muslim rulers had played a significant role in the state and indeed the country, and wondered if people should stop using the GT road or stop visiting the and the

The SBSP also said that the BJP should first change the names of their Muslim leaders like Shahnawaz Hussain, and

The government recently changed the name of to Prayagraj, and 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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First Published: Sat, November 10 2018. 19:14 IST