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Hindu groups asks to Yogi govt to rename Muzaffarnagar as Laxminagar

Hindu groups ask Yogi govt to rename Muzaffarnagar as Laxminagar MUZAFFARNAGAR: Days after UP cabinet gave approval to renaming All...


Hindu groups ask Yogi govt to rename Muzaffarnagar as Laxminagar

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Days after UP cabinet gave approval to renaming Allahabad Prayagraj, for similar demands for other cities has grown louder. BJP, other Hindu groups like Bajrang Dal, Demanded Muzaffarnagar to be renamed Laxminagar.

Kapil Dev Agarwal, BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar city, claimed that city was known as Laxminagar and it was Mughals who changed it to Muzaffarnagar. He also claimed that he had put forth a proposal in this regard before chief minister Yogi Adityanath last year.

Agarwal said, “It is not a new demand. In 1983, Vishwa Hindu Parishad had held a yajna in Muzaffarnagar and sought the name change. It’s no longer the Mughal rule, so why should we keep their legacy here?”


Bajrang Dal, which has been using Laxminagar as the name of the district in banners and hoarding at its events for a long time, is now conducting multiple meetings in rural areas to highlight the issue and generate public awareness. Bajrang Dal’s district convenor Ankur Rana said, “The region was called Laxminagar some 2000 years ago. We have been making efforts for the name change for many years.”

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