UP Govt. demands Meerut to be renamed as Pandit Nathuram Godse Nagar; seeks DM’s nod

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With the ongoing name changing saga of the current Yogi government, news about changing Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut city’s name to Pandit Nathuram Godse Nagar has come to light. Uttar Pradesh’s Board of Revenue has sought an immediate response from the District Magistrate on this matter.

Similarly, there has been a demand to change the name of Ghaziabad and Hapur too.

As per Times of India reports, the letter contained the reference to the change of name of Hapur as Mahant Avaidyanath Nagar and Ghaziabad as Mahant Digvijay Nagar in the integrated Grievance Redressal System (IGRS) of Uttar Pradesh government.

According to the sources, the Hapur district administration has turned down Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s request to rename Hapur as Mahant Avaidyanath Nagar. However, the letter does not mention what name change is being sought for Muzaffarnagar.

Since the past four months, three reminders from Lucknow has raised anxieties amongst the officers in the district, the board officials said that the case (demands and complaints raised by people and organizations) need to close within a certain time-frame. The last reminder was issued on 3rd December.

“If we don’t close references with the deadline, then these will get reflected as outstanding issues and we have to give explanation when these are taken up during review meetings with the CM. Whenever there is such demand or request the government refers them to the district administration for their comment. The government takes a decision based on historical facts and other considerations,” said an Official.

UP Officials also said they also get a lot of demands and requests on the ‘Jansunwai’ portal.

“It is difficult to say who or which organization has made this demand,” said a source.

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