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 throughout the Narmada Jayanti programme held in Hoshangabad on Friday night.
Whereas addressing a gathering on the banks of Narmada, Chouhan requested whether or not the federal government ought to change the identify of Hoshangabad, to which the individuals current there replied within the affirmative.
“What needs to be the brand new identify?” Chouhan requested, and the individuals replied, “Narmadapuram!”
The chief minister then mentioned, “We at the moment are sending a proposal to the Centre to vary the identify of Hoshangabad as Narmadapuram.”
The state authorities won’t enable “cement-concrete buildings” to be constructed alongside the Narmada river, he mentioned, including that sewage therapy crops are additionally being constructed within the cities positioned on its banks.
In the meantime, BJP employees, led by protem Meeting Speaker Rameshwar Sharma, expressed happiness over Chouhan’s announcement and burst firecrackers on Saturday morning.
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 will likely be recognized after the lifeline Maa Narmada, which is a matter of happiness. I thank the CM for making this announcement by respecting the general public sentiments,” he mentioned.
State BJP president VD Sharma and a number of other different leaders additionally thanked the chief minister for the choice.
Nonetheless, state Congress spokesman Bhupendra Gupta termed the announcement because the ruling BJP’s ploy to divert the eye of individuals from essential points like inflation and rising costs of gas.
“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 Why the identify of Minto Corridor (outdated Vidhan Sabha constructing) has not been modified?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 deal with growth and provides aid to individuals,” he mentioned.