Your generation will end but Hyderabad will retain name: Owaisi on UP CM’s 'Bhagyanagar' remark

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Elections to the 150-member GHMC are scheduled to be held on December 1 and the counting of votes will take place on December 4.

 

Hitting out at Yogi Adityanath for renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that the Uttar Pradesh chief minister's generation may end but the city will continue to be called as Hyderabad.

The AIMIM chief said this late Saturday evening while campaigning for his party in the run-up to GHMC elections.

"They want to rename. BJP want to rename everything. Your name will be changed but Hyderabad will not be renamed. Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister comes here and says he will rename (Hyderabad). Have you taken a contract for this?" he asked.

Adityanath had on Saturday during a mega roadshow in the Malkajgiri area of Hyderabad ahead of the local body election said that the city will be renamed Bhagyanagar if the BJP is voted to power in Telangana.

"We renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya and Allahabad as Prayagraj after BJP came into power in Uttar Pradesh. Then why can't Hyderabad be renamed as Bhagyanagar?" Adityanath had said.

Stressing that Bhagyanagar is not a communal name, he opined that it symbolizes 'development'

Earlier, Owaisi had said that the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election is a fight between "Hyderabad and Bhagyanagar".

"Your entire generation will end but Hyderabad's name will remain as Hyderabad, the elections are between Hyderabad and Bhagyanagar, and if you want Hyderabad not to be renamed then vote for Majlis", he said.

The local body election in Hyderabad is witnessing a triangular contest between the ruling party in the state, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), AIMIM, and BJP.

The BJP is undertaking hectic poll campaigns in the city and has roped in several high profile leaders. 
Elections to the 150-member GHMC are scheduled to be held on December 1 and the counting of votes will take place on December 4.

 

With inputs from Agency

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