Gujarat government ready to rename Ahmedabad to Karnavati
Lucknow : Hours after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced that Faizabad district will be renamed as Ayodhya, the Gujarat government said that it is keen on renaming Ahmedabad as Karnavati.
Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel told reporters that the BJP government is looking forward to change the name if there is no legal hurdle in the case.
"People are still having a feeling that Ahmedabad should be renamed as Karnavati. If we get required support to overcome the legal hurdles, we are always ready to change the name of the city," Mr Patel told reporters when asked if the state government had a plan to rename India's only city having the 'World Heritage' tag.
Congress, on the other hand, slammed Modi government and said that the ruling party is once again playing "poll gimmick".
"For the BJP, issues like construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya and renaming Ahmedabad as Karnavati are the means to get votes of Hindus," said Manish Doshi.
"BJP leaders dump such issues after coming to power. They only cheated Hindus all these years," he added.