Maharashtra: Congress To Oppose Changing Name Of Aurangabad

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Aurangabad, January 1, 2020: “Congress will strongly oppose any proposal regarding the renaming of Aurangabad,” said Balasaheb Thorat on Thursday. Maharashtra Congress chief Thorat further stated that changing the names of places was not a part of the Common Minimum Program (CMP) of the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government of which Congress is a member.

Two decades ago, Shiv Sena first demanded renaming Aurangabad to Sambajinagar. On asking a question about it, Thorat said that Congress does not change the names as it does not develop a common man. Also, he is not aware of any proposal to change the name of Aurangabad at the moment.

On being asked about the letter of Congress president Sonia Gandhi to Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, he said, ” Like Sharad Pawar of NCP and Uddhav Thackeray of Shiv Sena, Sonia Gandhi is also the leader behind the formation of Maha Vikas Aaghadi( MVA). Hence, Sonia Gandhi also has the right to guide the government.”

In a letter to Thackeray, Gandhi reminded the government about the Common Minimum Program (CMP) of the MVA government in the state and demanded to implement some measures for Dalits and tribals’ welfare.