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Sena corporator demands renaming of Malabar Hill as Ram Nagari

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A corporator has demanded that the posh area in south be renamed as 'Nagari'.

Dilip Lande, a corporator from Kurla, said Friday that that the current name is English and must be changed. He also claimed that Lord had stayed in this area during his exile.

He has moved a resolution making this demand, which will be discussed by the general body of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on December 13, he said.

Lande had raised the same demand in 2013, during his previous term.

"Everyone knows that Lord and Laxman had stayed in the area for some time during his exile," he said.

Further, is an English name and hence it must be changed, Lande said.

The area houses chief minister's official residence 'Varsha'. It is also home to several industrialists and film actors.

The BJP government in recently renamed as Prayagraj. The party's government in too said that it was willing to rename Ahmedabad as Karnavati.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:10 IST