Three villages in Rajasthan have been renamed. Ismail Khurd, Miyon ka Bara and Narpada have been renamed as Pichanwa Khurd, Mahesh Nagar and Narpura respectively.
Ismail Khurd of the Jhunjhunu district has been renamed as Pichanwa Khurd, Miyon ka Bara in Barmer district has been renamed as Mahesh Nagar while Narpada in Jalore district has been renamed as Narpura, Hindustan Times quoted an official source saying.
The decisions come months ahead of the Assembly elections in Rajasthan.
The BJP Rajasthan government requested the Union Home Ministry regarding renaming of the village earlier this year. After getting an approval from the agencies concerned, the ministry gave a nod for the same.
This comes close on the heels of Mughalsarai Railway Station being renamed Deen Dayal Upadhyay station.
On August 5, Mughalsarai Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh was formally renamed as Deen Dayal Upadhyay station.
The building of the Mughalsarai station, now Deen Dayal Upadhyay station, was also being painted saffron and signboards with the new names were being put up.
Following this, another development was reported stating that airports in Kanpur, Agra and Bareilly may also be renamed.
Recently, a statue of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, installed in a primary school compound in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur was painted saffron.
In April, a saffron-coloured statue of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was installed in a Badaun village, instead of the usual blue.
In the past also, even bigger attempts at doing the same have been attempted.
Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan in Lucknow, which houses the office of the Chief Minister, was painted saffron. Post this, even the Haj Committtee office was painted in the same colour.
Earlier, History books in Maharashtra and Rajasthan had been changed to show saffron flags throughout the country. A textbook in Rajasthan University even included a book in its syllabus that claimed that Emperor Akbar was defeated by Maharana Pratap in the Battle of Haldighati.