Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced that very soon Allahabad would be known as Prayagraj as demanded by the saints and others.
He made this announcement before the media after the meeting of the Kumbh Margdarshak Mandal here.
Governor Ram Naik had already supported the demands of the saints and people of the Sangam city, he said and added government will soon sent the proposal to the centre.
Earlier in July last, UP Minister Sidharthnath Singh had demanded the same and sent a letter to Governor Ram Naik in this regard.
“ Naik (former MP from Maharashtra) had helped ‘Bombay’ to be renamed as ‘Mumbai’. Singh, grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, hails from the Sangam city and had been demanding for the same from the day BJP came to power in the State.