Zila Panchayat passes resolution to rename UP's Mainpuri as Mayan Nagar

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Zila Panchayat President Archana Bhadauria (Photo/ANI)
Zila Panchayat President Archana Bhadauria (Photo/ANI)

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh) [India], August 17 (ANI): Mainpuri district is likely to be renamed as Mayan Nagar as Zila Panchayat members in the district passed a resolution to this effect on Tuesday.

Speaking to ANI, Zila Panchayat president Archana Bhadauria said, "Mainpuri district was named after sage Mayan. This (the passage of the resolution) has been done to do away with the linguistic errors."

"We have sent the proposal to the state government," she added.

This news pours in just months before the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections to be held in 2022.

Earlier, in November 2018, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had said, "We did what we felt was good. We renamed Mughal Sarai as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhayay Nagar, Allahabad as Prayagraj and Faizabad as Ayodhya. Where there is a need, the government will take the steps required." (ANI)

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