Allahabad is renamed as Prayagraj and Twitter has been vocal about its feelings. Brace yourselves Allahabad Prayagraj tweets are here.
After UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instigated the idea during his visit, Uttar Pradesh government approved the proposal after ‘some’ debate .
While political parties are using it to throw shots at each other. The general population is filled with mixed critiques. Some say changing the name wouldn’t solve the existing problems (FACTS), while some say Prayagraj was the name of the city originally and was changed by the then ruler Akbar.
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For whatever reasons, the renaming wouldn’t make a positive impact but it wouldn’t make a negative impact either apart from the hassles the civilians have to go through due to this action.
Peeps have a few things to say.
Gosh, I was chasing wrong priorities! May be I should change my name to Amitabh Bachchan! ?— #Varun Verma ☁️ (@iVarunVerma) October 16, 2018
That might get me fame, money, power, & success!#Prayagraj
Modi Ji : Rupee is falling continuously, what should we do to fix it?— Siona Gogoi (@AtomicBlow) October 15, 2018
Yogi : Rupee Ka naam badal kar Kuwaiti Dinar rakh do#Prayagraj
#Prayagraj— Kajal Soni (@KajalSo74730218) October 15, 2018
Skillset of dumb politicians - renaming places
Prayaga existed for 1000s of years before Mughals invaded India from Uzbekistan. Rig Veda has Yadu, Druhyu, Puru, Anu & Turvasa tribes. Father of these tribes' founders was Yayati.— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) October 16, 2018
Yayati was from #Prayagraj. He conquered Sapta Sindhu.
Restoring an ancient name is NOT renaming.
#Prayagraj— Arun (@arun2twitt) October 16, 2018
I don't understand why so-called modern society has problem to connect with our own culture.
The name Prayaraj change by Akbar, a intruder and devil.
We should change the name to all cities so we try to related with our golden era.
I m sure once we r done renaming all places to thr Original Hindu names all these places will bcom-— Saqib Khawaja ?? ثاقب ?? (@Saqibkhawaja_) October 16, 2018
Safe havens for women & children
Agriculture & small Industries will flourish
People will stop throwing garbage
Cant wait for tht magic to start happening#Allahabad to #Prayagraj https://t.co/TwCSiFle2s
Lately I have traveled to #Allahabad frequently. The city is in shambles, desperately needs better roads and infrastructure especially given the fact that the #MahaKumbh is barely 3 months away. Shouldn’t that be priority over name changes? #Prayagraj @myogiadityanath— Supriya Shrinate (@SupriyaShrinate) October 16, 2018
Apart from scoring political brownie points, let us not forget that changing names of cities leads to massive (unnecessary) expenses.— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) October 16, 2018
Just think of the signboards on highways which currently read Allahabad that'll need to be changed to #Prayagraj.
There will be a morning when Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi will wake up only to hear that Yogi Adityanath has also changed the name of Indian National Congress. #Prayagraj— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) October 16, 2018
Allahabad(oops), Prayagraj is amidst a lot of problems like deteriorating air quality, issues in hostels owned by various trusts and universities, outages of cellular networks, weak infrastructure and more. While the Uttar Pradesh government is at changing things, they should probably change these situations too.