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Official: Allahabad Renamed As Prayagraj:- The Cabinet of Uttar Pradesh today cleared the proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday cleared the air saying that they have been in favour to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj. The final decision has been taken today by Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet. Senior Cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh expressed his satisfaction in renaming the city. He said that the proposal started before Kumbh Mela and it finally got renamed.
“Rig Veda, Mahabharat and Ramayana also mention Prayagraj (for Allahabad). All the people from the city too wanted the name to be changed to Prayagraj. All the seers and sages gave their unanimous approval for the same after which the final call has been taken. The state's Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during this recent visit to the city announced the proposal and the final call has been taken today. The cabinet decided to rename the city to rename it to Prayagraj before Kumbh Mela 2019" said Minister.