Hyderabad: UP CM Adityanath was in the city on Sunday for party’s public rally and said if BJP comes to power it, it shall rename Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar.
He was addressing the rally in Goshamahal constituency along with incumbent party MLA Raja Singh.
MLA Raja Singh has always been in the headlines for making provocative statements and has been repeatedly booked for hate speech and inciting communal violence by the police.
“If you want to see Hyderabad transform itself into Bhagyanagar, then you should give BJP a chance. While other parties are caught up in vote bank politics, the BJP is the only party that can fearlessly focus on good governance and development. Raja Singh has represented your issues forcefully in the past four years. Now, it is time to vote him back as an MLA,” Yogi said.
Speaking to ANI, Raja Singh said, “Earlier, Hyderabad was Bhagyanagar and in 1590 Quli Qutub Shah came to Hyderabad, he changed Bhagyanagar to Hyderabad. At that time many Hindus were attacked and many temples destroyed. We are planning to rename Hyderabad. In Telangana, BJP will win in majority and then our first aim will be developing the state and second objective will be renaming Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar. We will also change the names of Secunderabad and Karimnagar.”
The story behind the name ‘Bhagyanagar’ goes something like this, that Hyderabad was named Bhagyanagar after a dancer with whom the Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, the 16th-century ruler of Hyderabad fell in love with.
After she married the king and converted to Islam she took the name of Hyder Mahal, after which the city is presently named.
However, historians argue there is no evidence to this story and no such queen ever existed in the history of the city.
However, the name ‘Bhag Nagar’ which translates to a city of gardens, finds a passing mention.