A number of BJP leaders used the identify Bhagyanagar as they tweeted on the updates of GHMC election relying on Friday. After the outcomes had been introduced which put BJP within the second place in Hyderabad’s native ballot, forward of native occasion AIMIM, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath took to Twitter and stoked the identify row by saying, “The destiny of Bhagyanagar is rising.” He talked about Hyderabad as he referred to the election however referred to the individuals as “the individuals of Bhagyanagar” as he thanked them for exhibiting confidence in PM Modi’s management.
Adityanath was in Hyderabad as a part of BJP’s star-studded marketing campaign. “”Some individuals had been asking me if Hyderabad could be renamed as Bhagyanagar. I mentioned – why not? I instructed them we renamed Faizabad as Ayodhya and Allahabad as Prayagraj after BJP got here into energy. Why can’t Hyderabad be renamed as Bhagyanagar?” he mentioned in the course of the campaigning.
The identify comes from a small temple of Goddess Lakshmi, often called Bhagyalakshmi temple, adjoining to Charminar. Some BJP leaders have claimed the temple received its identify from Bhagyanagar which was Hyderabad’s unique identify earlier than it was modified to Hyderabad by Muhammed Quli Qutub Shah. The temple falls within the a part of town which is a stronghold of AIMIM.
The temple was on the centre of this yr’s civic election from the start. Throughout the starting of the ballot marketing campaign, the State Election Fee ordered the federal government to cease receiving purposes from rain-affected individuals for Rs 10,000 aid for which the TRS blamed the BJP. State BJP chief B Sanjay Kumar challenged that the Chief Minister to come back to the Bhagyalakshmi temple, saying he was able to take oath within the identify of goddess within the presence of the CM, and he went to the temple. Union dwelling minister Amit Shah too visited the temple when he was in Hyderabad for campaigning.