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Will rename Ahmedabad as Karnavati if govt gets support: Gujarat deputy CM

The Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister also welcomed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's move to rename Faizabad as Ayodhya

ANI  |  Gandhinagar 

Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel
Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel

Nitin Patel said that his government is considering renaming Ahmedabad as 'Karnavati' if the (BJP) manages to muster support from the people.

"Since a long time, there has been a demand to change the name of Ahmedabad and name it to Karnavati. If we get to support people to support the legal process we are ready to change the name of the city. People of Ahmedabad like the name Karnavati. Whenever the time is appropriate we will change the name," he told ANI.

The also welcomed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's move to rename Faizabad as Ayodhya. "Seeing Uttar Pradesh people's sentiments. and changed the name of Faizabad to Ayodhya. We congratulate citizens and the state government," he said.

The recently also changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj saying the name holds great significance to India.

The Mughalsarai Railway Station was also renamed as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Junction earlier in the year.

First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 15:28 IST
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