Lucknow, Oct 16: The Yogi Adityanath government on the demand of the saints and others on Tuesday during the Navrata announced to rechristened the name of Allahabad city to its old name of Prayagraj.
The decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting chaired by the CM here.
State government spokesperson and Health Minister Sidarthnath Singh told reporters here that now all the departments like Railways and others would be asked to change the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj in their records.
" It was the demands of the saints and other people of Allahabad to change the name to its old historic one, which has been accepted by the government before the coming Kumbh Mela to be held early next year,"he said.
Mr Singh too sometime back had written to State governor Ram Naik to consider the change of the name of Allahabad to Prayag. The minister also ridiculed the act of the opposition for opposing the change of the name of Allahabad.
“They are just doing politics but we have done it to honour the lost religious dignity of the old city which was known as Prayagraj in the history," he added.