Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh has penned a letter to Governor Ram Naik requesting him to change the name of Allahabad to Prayag.
“UP Governor Ram Naik, who was then MP from Maharashtra, had helped in getting ‘Bombay’ to be renamed as ‘Mumbai’. I have written to him to consider renaming Allahabad as Prayag,” said Singh who is also the spokesperson of Yogi Adityanath government.
As per the informed sources, the name will be changed by the end of this year as the city will hosting Kumbh next year.
Earlier in May this year, a delegation of All India Akhada Parishad had a meeting with CM Yogi, when he was on a trip to Allahabad to announce the dates of the Shahi Snan. The delegation had requested him to rename the city to Prayag.
Mahant Narendra Giri, the President of All India Akhada Parishad, was leading the delegation and asserted that the CM was convinced to move a resolution in the cabinet to ensure change of name of Allahabad.