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Changing of Ahmedabad’s name will be done after looking at all legal angles: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani


Ahmedabad | Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Thursday said that the changing Ahmedabad’s name to Karnavati will be done after looking at legal and other angles.

Speaking to media, Rupani said, “We are contemplating changing the name of Ahmedabad to Karnavati, the talks of which have been going on since a long time. Concrete steps will be taken after looking at it from legal and all other angles. We will think about it in the time to come.”

Earlier on 6 November after the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announced that the name of Faizabad district will be changed to Ayodhya, Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel said that the state government is considering renaming Ahmedabad as ‘Karnavati’ if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) manages to get people’s support. He said, “People are still having a feeling that Ahmedabad should be renamed as Karnavati. If we get required support to overcome the legal hurdles, we are always ready to change the name of the city.”

Pervisiouly the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh had changed the named of the iconic Allahabad city to ‘Prayagraj’ along with changing the name of Mughalsarai Railway station to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Junction.

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