Prayagraj effect? After Yogi, BJP leader seeks Agra's renaming as 'Agarwal'

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After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced the renaming of Faizabad and Allahabad as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Jagan Prasad Garg on Sunday sought the renaming of Agra either as Agravan or Agarwal, writing a letter to Adityanath.

Garg stated that since people belonging to Agarwal community used to reside in this region, the name of the city should be changed accordingly.

"Earlier, Agra used to be called Agravan but after Mughals came to India, they renamed it Akbarabad. The Vaishya society dominates the region. Even 5,000 years ago, it used to be called Agnaravan," the letter read.

"Agra has no meaning. You check the name of Agra anywhere. What relevance does it have?" Garg added.

The MLA, who represents Agra North constituency in Uttar Pradesh, said that he would meet CM Adityanath and urge him to accept his demands at the earliest.


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