UP CM Yogi Adityanath says Allahabad's name likely to be changed to Prayagraj

ANI Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India Oct 14, 2018, 11.12 AM(IST)

File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Photograph:( ANI )

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According to some media reports, the banners for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in 2019 mention the name of the city as Prayagraj instead of Allahabad.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday hinted that if a broad consensus is achieved, 'Allahabad will be renamed as Prayagraj.'

Yogi said, "It might be the wish of many people that Allahabad can be renamed as Prayagraj. I think that it will give a very good message. If everyone agrees, we should know this city as Prayag Raj and it can be a good start".

According to some media reports, the banners for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in 2019 mention the name of the city as Prayagraj instead of Allahabad.

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government might rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj before next year's Kumbh Mela.

Kumbh Mela will begin in Allahabad on January 15, 2019.