The UP Chief Minister gave the examples of changing the name of Allahabad to Pragyaraj and others to demonstrate the possibility
HYDERABAD – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, one of the many BJP bigwigs campaigning in Hyderabad for the upcoming civic body polls, said on Saturday that some people were asking him if Hyderabad should be renamed as Baghyanagar.
“Few people asked me whether we could rename Hyderabad as Baghyanagar. I said why not,” said Adityanath at an election meeting in Lal Darwaza.
The UP Chief Minister gave the examples of changing the name of Allahabad to Pragyaraj and others to demonstrate the possibility.
He also castigated the relationship between the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM). Adityanath claimed that a newly elected AIMIM MLA in Bihar did not say the word ‘Hindustan’ during the swearing-in ceremony which demonstrates the true face of the party.
The saffron strongman claimed that the alliance of TRS and AIMIM is hindering the progress of Hyderabad.
Meanwhile, Telangana BJP spokesperson K. Krishna Saagar Rao claimed that Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s speech exposed his fear of losing in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
“Over 80 per cent of KCR’s speech is dedicated to selling fear to the GHMC voters. KCR has produced a horror movie in 45 minutes to influence and scare the voters, as he is scared of BJP’s imminent rise in the state and in the GHMC,” said Rao.
He also claimed that BJP denounces lies, deceit, misrepresentation of facts and fear mongering, adding that the GHMC voters will reject the TRS.
BJP ups ante for Hyderabad civic body polls
The civic body polls for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have attracted the who’s who of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to Hyderabad, upping the ante against the ruling party.
On Saturday, BJP strongman and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath raised the tempo for the saffron party with a roadshow and a speech in Lal Darwaza.
Earlier, Central ministers Smriti Irani, Prakash Javadekar and G. Kishan Reddy had campaigned for the party for a single city’s local elections.
BJP President J.P. Nadda, Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, and senior leaders Bhupender Yadav and Sambit Patra too had joined the campaign trail.
On Sunday, BJP’s campaign is expected to culminate with Home Minister Amit Shah descending onto this tech city for canvassing.
Not to be left behind, Telangana Rasthra Samiti (TRS) founder and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has also addressed a large meeting in the heart of the city at the LB Stadium on Saturday.
He spoke in three languages — Telugu, English and Hindi — to woo the voters, even as he castigated the flooding of BJP leaders in Hyderabad.
With one more day left for campaigning before the polls, the high stakes GHMC poll is hogging the limelight. -IANS