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When will Maha CM rename Aurangabad and Osmanabad? asks Raut

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Close on the heels of the Uttar Pradesh government's decision to rechristen and Faizabad, MP Sanjay Thursday sought to know when will the government rename the state's and cities.

The in UP had last month renamed as "Prayagraj", and on Tuesday announced that district will henceforth be known as Ayodhya.

in a tweet said, "Yogi Adityanath renamed as Ayodhya, as Prayagraj. When will (Maharashtra) (Fadnavis) rechristen to Sambhaji Nagar and to Dharashiv."

said their demand to rename and is not new.

"This has been our long standing demand and was raised several times, but the and the Nationalist Party (NCP) opposed it (when the parties were in power) to appease Muslim voters," she said.

The government had also recently said that it was keen on rechristening Ahmedabad as Karnavati, if there were no legal hurdles.

Ayodhya is known around the world for Lord and the festival of Diwali is celebrated due to the legend of him returning home from "vanvas" (exile).

Earlier this year, the Mughalsarai railway station in was also renamed as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction.

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 15:50 IST