Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to party representatives on the last day of the BJP’s national executive meeting on Sunday referred to the saffron brigade’s dream of renaming Hyderabad as ‘Bhagyanagar’.
“PM Narendra Modi said that Hyderabad is Bhagyanagar, which is important for all of us. It was in Bhagyanagar that freedom fighter Sardar Patel laid the foundation of a unified India and coined the term ‘One India’. And now it is the responsibility of the BJP to take the legacy forward,” BJP MP Ravi Shankar Prasad said, quoting Modi here.
BJP national general secretary (organization) BL Santosh intensified the name change discussion with a tweet: Here in Bhagyanagar, Sardar Patel gave us an India. Today the entire national BJP team has gathered under the leadership of JP Nadda to make our country ‘Shreshtha Bharat’.” When asked whether Hyderabad would be renamed Bhagyanagar, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said, “When in Telangana If BJP comes to power, CM will decide with his cabinet colleagues.”
Though BJP members have been demanding a change in the name of Hyderabad, the issue gained momentum during the 2020 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections when Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath urged citizens to “change Hyderabad into Bhagyanagar”. urged to vote.