Patna: In what can be an attribute to the ‘change-in-times’, or simply the soaring popularity of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a village in Bihar has decided to change its name after the firebrand Hindutva leader.
According to a report in English daily, some people in Kelabari Fulwaria village, in Purnia district of north-eastern Bihar have decided to name their village after UP CM Yogi Adityanath.
Reportedly, the villagers on April 1, while holding a meeting to construct a temple at the village, proposed to also rename their village after Adityanath. It is also believed that the people of the village present in the meeting gave an ascent to the thought.
The villagers have also printed banners for the temple construction that reads ‘Yogi Adityanath ‘ as the name of the village. They have also signed a petition for changing the name of our village after Adityanath. The decision can be seen as a welcoming sign for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) as the Purnia district is among the places vastly dominated in Muslim population.
The five-time Member of Parliament (MP), from Gorakhpur, Adityanath took charge as the CM after BJP’s unprecedented win in the recently concluded Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.