Sambhaji brigade, a Maratha organisation, has sought to rename Pune to "Jijapur" in a letter issued to the Maharashtra Government. The Maratha outfit claimed that since the construction of Pune city was done by Jijabai, the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, it is appropriate to name Pune city in her name.
Government approved the renaming of 25 places in past one year; several name-change proposals still pending
Allahabad and Faizabad are the latest additions to the growing list of places that have been renamed. Several proposals, including the renaming of West Bengal as 'Bangla', are pending with the central government. The process is a long-drawn one with the involvement of multiple central ministries and departments.
BJP's name-changing spree may not end soon; Sangh ideologue of yore proposed renaming India 'Hindudesh'
Astounding as this may sound, this renaming spree shall not remain confined to streets, towns and cities. It will eventually extend to renaming the country.
The name 'India,' is said to have European origins and was first used around 5th century during the time of Greek historian, Herodotus.
The Haryana government has taken a decision to rename the city of Gurgaon as Gurugram. The move was announced on Tuesday evening by the administration.
The Modi government is reportedly going to rename the ministries in keeping with their new responsibilities.