The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh officially changed the name of Allahabad district to Prayagraj on Tuesday. The Yogi Adityanath government said that other institutes named after the district would soon follow suit, like that of the Allahabad High Court and University.
Government spokesperson and cabinet minister, Siddhartha Nath Singh, said that the name change was a long-standing demand of the people.
This is how people responded to the change
Take a look at these tweets:
— Sambit Khakhra (@Sambit_Khakhra) October 18, 2018
— MA in Entire Pol. Science ? (@Mushroom_Ka_Dad) October 17, 2018
So Allahabad bank will become Prayagraj bank ?
— Bad Hindu (@ExSecular) October 16, 2018
If renaming places is any solution, let's rename Lovely University as Stanford University Jalandhar #Prayagraj
— Sumeet Gill (@TheSumeetGill) October 16, 2018
— ASHUTOSH MISHRA (@ashu3page) October 16, 2018
Ahmedabad & Hyderabad very worried.
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) October 16, 2018
Prayag Raj wrote Ponga Pandit, Chacha Bhatija, Desh Premee and Mard, amongst others, and directed Coolie, Geraftaar, Hifazat and Gair Kaanooni. And he yelled the famous 'YAHOO!' cry in Chaahe Koi Mujhe Junglee Kahe.
What has Allahabad done? pic.twitter.com/e4P9kNWXVE
— Vaibhav Vishal (@ofnosurnamefame) October 16, 2018