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KTR’s swipe at BJP over Hyderabad name change buzz

BJP leaders and RSS party’s ideological mentor called for renaming the capital of Telangana


A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Hyderabad a ‘Bhagyanagar’, Telangana KT Minister Rama Rao issued a strong reaction to a BJP leader talking about a name change if the party comes to power in the state .

“Why don’t you change the name of Ahmedabad to Adanibad first? Who is this Jhumla Jeevi by the way,” said Mr Rao, or KTR, referring to Prime Minister Modi’s home state. Gujarat, and billionaire Gautam Adani in his response to comments by BJP leader Raghubar. Das.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Modi, addressing a meeting of BJP leaders in Hyderabad, said it was at ‘Bhagyanagar’ that freedom fighter icon Sardar Patel coined the term ‘Ek Bharat’. “. The comments sparked speculation that a name change was in the works.

Several BJP leaders and the RSS party’s ideological mentor or Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh have called for renaming the capital city of Telangana to Bhagyanagar.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who campaigned for BJP candidates in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation or GHMC elections in 2020, had also urged voters to vote for the party “in order to transform Hyderabad into Bhagyanagar”.

KTR was specifically responding to comments by BJP leader Raghubar Das on Friday on a question about Hyderabad’s name change.

“Certainly. The way I see it for two days, whether it is the businessmen or the normal people, they have a lot of anger towards the TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) government. It is because this government believes in dynasty politics and only thinks about the family. They don’t think about the welfare of the people of Telangana. So people are in favor of the BJP,” Das said, addressing reporters at the of the weekend party.


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