RSS stoked controversy by calling Hyderabad ‘Bhagyanagar’

News Desk: RSS’s tweet mentioning ‘Bhagyanagar’ has raised eyebrows. The RSS in its tweet said that a three-day coordination meeting will be held in ‘Bhagyanagar, Telangana’ in January 2022.

The Sangh has called a three-day Samanwaya Baithak in January 2022 to review the working of its affiliated organisations, including the BJP and preparations for upcoming Assembly elections scheduled to take place in five states next year.

Taking to Twitter, RSS said,”The Samanvay Baithak (coordination meeting) of the chief functionaries of various organizations inspired by the RSS working in different areas of social life will be held from 5th to 7th Jan. 2022 at Bhagyanagar, Telangana: Sunil Ambekar”.

Notably, RSS did not clearly demand to change the name of the Telangana capital but used ‘Bhagyanagar’ instead of Hyderabad.

The Sangh informed that the Samanvay Baithak will be attended by representatives from 36 organisations including Hiranmaya Pandya and B. Surendran of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, Alok Kumar and Milind Parande of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Ashish Chauhan and Nidhi Tripathi of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Bharatiya Janta Party’s president JP Nadda and BL Santosh, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh’s Dinesh Kulkarni, Vidya Bharti’s Ramakrishna Rao and GM Kashipati, Vandaneeya Shantakka and Annadanam Sitakka of the Rashtra Sevika Samiti and Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram’s Ramchandra Kharadi and Atul Jog.

Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, while campaigning for the BJP in Hyderabad in 2020 had called upon people to change the city’s name to Bhagyanagar.

While campaigning for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections in 2020, Adityanath had said, “People often ask me if Hyderabad can be renamed Bhagyanagar. I tell them why not. If Faizabad can be renamed as Ayodhya and Allahabad as Prayagraj then why Hyderabad can’t be renamed as Bhagyanagar”.