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BJP would aim to change Hyderabad's name it elected in Telangana: party leader

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

The BJP would "aim" to rename and other cities in the state after the names of great people if it is elected to power in in the December 7 poll, said Thursday.

"Our aim is, when our government comes to power in Telangana, our first (priority) is development, second is these names should be changed. They should be named after great people, those who worked for our nation, righteousness and Telangana," he told

Singh, who was a member of the recently-dissolved legislative assembly, said the Qutb Shahis, who ruled the region during the 16th century, had changed the name of the city, Bhagyanagar, to

They had also changed the names of other places, he said, adding and Karimnagar were among them.

Singh also found fault with Asaduddin Owaisi's comments earlier Thursday that wants a "Muslim-free"

He said Muslims should not believe Owaisi, who had often spoken against

Owaisi is member from

goes to polls on December 7.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 23:50 IST