Will Hyderabad get a brand new identify? Political circles had been abuzz with this hypothesis on Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra referred to the Telangana capital as Bhagyanagar – a reputation with roots within the metropolis’s Hindu cultural heritage – throughout his speech on the BJP Nationwide Government Meet in Hyderabad.
The prime minister mentioned Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel laid the muse of ‘Ek Bharat’ (United India) in Hyderabad by integrating the area into the Union and it’s the BJP’s historic obligation to construct ‘Shreshtha Bharat’.
“PM Modi mentioned that Hyderabad is Bhagyanagar which is important for all of us. Sardar Patel laid the muse of a unified India in Hyderabad and now it’s BJP’s duty to hold it additional,” mentioned BJP chief Ravi Shankar Yadav quoting PM Modi as saying on the nationwide executing assembly.
Every thing that’s good within the nation belongs to each Indian, he mentioned, asserting that the BJP believes on this philosophy and that’s the reason it celebrates leaders like Patel.
Hyderabad’s renaming has lengthy been BJP’s demand, with get together leaders again and again pitching for it.
Reacting to the identify change buzz, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, who additionally attended the BJP Government Assembly, reportedly mentioned that any choice on this regard can be taken by the chief minister in session together with his cupboard minister when the BJP involves energy within the state – which is at the moment dominated by Okay. Chandrashekar Rao of the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti.
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Simply two days in the past, BJP chief and former Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das mentioned Hyderbad can be rechristened as Bhagyanagar if the get together got here to energy within the state.
The BJP’s choice to decide on Hyderabad because the venue for its government assembly this 12 months can be believed to be strategically finished in an try to consolidate the get together’s base in states the place it desires to safe energy.
It additionally signifies that Telangana is on BJP’s prime precedence with the state going for elections subsequent 12 months. Telangana’s significance for the BJP was additionally mirrored in PM Modi’s speech the place he mentioned that the state’s all-round improvement is among the many get together’s prime priorities.
“The folks of Telangana are identified everywhere in the world for his or her arduous work and dedication in the direction of the event of the nation. The event of Telangana, all-round improvement, is without doubt one of the first priorities of the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering. Following the mantra of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas, we’re making steady efforts for the event of Telangana,” Modi mentioned whereas addressing a public rally after the BJP’s Nationwide Government Assembly.
The 2-day government assembly noticed the BJP taking inventory of its organisational actions and lauding the Modi authorities over its financial insurance policies and general governance. Points such because the killing of a tailor in Udaipur by Islamic fanatics and the Nupur Sharma controversy weren’t mentioned within the assembly, although the obituary reference did point out tailor Kanhaiya Lal, get together leaders mentioned.
(With PTI inputs)
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