Proposal for renaming Allahabad as Pragyaraj is officially approved by Uttar Pradesh cabinet by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. After the cabinet meeting senior members of the cabinet, Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said, “The renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj before Kumbh Mela came for approval in the meeting and I am happy to say Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj.”
Adding to the statement minister mentioned “Rig Veda, Mahabharat and Ramayana also mention Prayagraj (for Allahabad), The people of entire Allahabad, the sages and seers wanted that Allahabad should be known as Prayagraj. All the sages and seers had given their unanimous approval for the same. ”
There was a strong oppose from opposition party. Few days back Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav slams BJP for renaming historical monuments and places.
Congress party strongly opposed the name change claims that changing the name from Allahabad to Pragyaraj will affect the history and Allahabad played a vital role in independence changing the name would affect it. The place were Kumbh happens every year is known as Prayagraj.