Congress slams Bhartiya Janta Party and its Hyderabad MLA Raja Singh over a demand to change the name of Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary said 'we are proud Hyderabadis' and asked him to change his own name rather than changing city's name.
'We are proud Hyderabadis, Who is Raja Singh? He should go and change his name instead, no one will object,' said Renuka Chaudhary.
#WATCH Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary responds to BJP Hyderabad MLA Raja Singh's demand to change the city's name to Bhagyanagar. Chaudhary says 'We are proud Hyderabadis, Who is Raja Singh? He should go and change his name instead, no one will object' pic.twitter.com/VrqUYFqZ6l— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2018
On Friday, a BJP legislator Raja Singh said Hyderabad will be renamed as Bhagyanagar if the BJP came to power in Telangana. Singh represents the Goshamahal assembly constituency, said the party will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar.
"Earlier, Hyderabad was Bhagyanagar and in 1590 Quli Qutub Shah came to Hyderabad, he changed Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad... We are planning to rename Hyderabad," Mr Singh said.
"In Telangana, the BJP will win a majority and then our first aim will be developing the state and the second objective will be renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. We will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar," he said.
The Congress and BJP have eyed to win the maximum assembly polls aiming Lok Sabah elections so the war of words between the two is on the peak. Polling in Telangana will be held on December 7. The counting of votes will be done on 11 December.