2018 apart from many will be remembered as the name changing year — Allahabad to Prayagraj. On Diwali, Faizabad district was renamed to Ayodhya. A day before Agra to Agravan was demanded by local MLA from BJP. Now the Maratha groups call for Pune to be renamed as Jijapur. It looks like this trend is picking up. Now Abu Azmi demands to change in name.
The latest in here is the President of Samajwadi Party Maharashtra and MLA – Govandi (Mumbai) Abu Asim Azmi floated a proposal in the Maharashtra state assembly to change the name of three cities in the state.
“He was speaking in the lower house of the legislature where he kept the proposal of changing names. Abu Azmi demands Navi Mumbai to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Nagar, Thane to Jijamata Nagar and Pune to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar.”
He further said that the proposal is unlike BJP and does not have any hidden religious agenda said Abu Azmi while talking to India Today TV.
Meanwhile, Abu Azmi opposed Shiv Sena’s demand of changing the name of Aurangabad to Sambhajinagar. He said Aurangzeb was a great ruler who built great monuments. Aurangabad is named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Two weeks prior Maratha group ‘Sambhaji Brigade’ have demanded Pune to renamed as Jijapur’.