Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj?

Last Updated: Sat, Oct 13, 2018 23:44 hrs

[India], Oct 13 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday hinted that if a broad consensus is achieved, 'Allahabad will be renamed as Prayagraj.'

Yogi said, "It might be the wish of many people that Allahabad can be renamed as Prayagraj. I think that it will give a very good message. If everyone agrees, we should know this city as Prayag Raj and it can be a good start".

According to some media reports, the banners for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in 2019 mention the name of the city as Prayagraj instead of Allahabad.

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government might rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj before next year's Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela will begin in Allahabad on January 15, 2019. (ANI)

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