After Allahabad and Faizabad were renamed by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government as Prayagraj and Ayodhya respectively, there is a growing demand to change the names of more cities. BJP lawmaker Jagan Prasad Garg has demanded that Agra should be renamed as “Agravan” or “Agrawal”.
“Agra has no meaning. You check the name Agra anywhere, what relevance does it have? Earlier there used to be a lot of forests here. And people from the Agarwal community used to live here. So the name should be Agra-van or Agra-wal,” Mr Garg said at a press conference in the city earlier today.
He represents the Agra North constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Adding to the demand for renaming cities is BJP lawmaker from Sardhana, Sangeet Som, who wants the name of Muzaffarnagar to be changed to Laxmi Nagar. He claimed that the demand has come from the public.