Seers urge Yogi to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj
Lucknow: Seers of different akharas on Tuesday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here and urged him to change the name of Allahabad as Prayagraj ahead of the 2019 Ardh Kumbh fair to be held in the holy city.
The seers of Nirvani Ani Akhara, Panchdashnaam Juna Akhara and Digambar Ani Akhara among others also requested Adityanath to provide them basic amenities during the fair.
"We have requested the chief minister to change Allahabad's name to Prayagraj and ensure that 14 fake babas did not participate in the Ardh kumbh," Akhil Bhartiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) head Mahant Narendra Giri told reporters here.
When asked about their demand of renaming Allahabad, Giri said that Adityanath has assured them to look into it.