Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has introduced that Hoshangabad metropolis within the state could be renamed as Narmadapuram and a proposal to that impact could be despatched to the Centre.
He made the announcement through the Narmada Jayanti programme held in Hoshangabad on Friday night.
Whereas addressing a gathering on the banks of Narmada, Mr Chouhan requested whether or not the federal government ought to change the identify of Hoshangabad, to which the folks current there replied within the affirmative.
“What ought to be the brand new identify?” Mr Chouhan requested, and the folks replied, “Narmadapuram!”
The Chief Minister then stated, “We are actually sending a proposal to the Centre to vary the identify of Hoshangabad as Narmadapuram.”
The state authorities is not going to permit “cement-concrete constructions” to be constructed alongside the Narmada river, he stated, including that sewage therapy vegetation are additionally being constructed within the cities positioned on its banks.
In the meantime, BJP staff, led by Professional-tem Meeting Speaker Rameshwar Sharma, expressed happiness over Mr Chouhan’s announcement and burst firecrackers on Saturday morning.
Rameshwar Sharma had earlier made the demand to vary the identify of Hoshangabad.
“This can be a historic second. Narmada is the lifeline of Madhya Pradesh. Hoshangabad was up to now named after an attacker Hoshang Shah, however might be identified after the lifeline Maa Narmada, which is a matter of happiness. I thank the Chief Minister for making this announcement by respecting the general public sentiments,” he stated.
State BJP president VD Sharma and a number of other different leaders additionally thanked the Chief Minister for the choice.
Nevertheless, state Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta termed the announcement because the ruling BJP’s ploy to divert the eye of individuals from vital points like inflation and rising costs of gasoline.
“BJP solely modified the names associated to the Mughals, however not of these linked to the British rulers. Why the identify of Minto Corridor (outdated Vidhan Sabha constructing) has not been modified? That is simply to divert the eye. As an alternative, it ought to concentrate on improvement and provides reduction to folks,” he stated.
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