ALLAHABAD (UP): Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday hinted that if a broad consensus is achieved, ‘Allahabad will be renamed as Prayagraj.’ Yogi said, “It might be the wish of many people that Allahabad can be renamed as Prayagraj. I think that it will give a very good message. If everyone agrees, we should know this city as Prayag Raj and it can be a good start”.
According to some media reports, the banners for the upcoming Kumbh Mela in 2019 mention the name of the city as Prayagraj instead of Allahabad. Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government might rechristen Allahabad as Prayagraj before next year’s Kumbh Mela. Kumbh Mela will begin in Allahabad on January 15, 2019.