It looks like the issue of renaming Hyderabad remains on the top agenda as far as BJP is concerned. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Hyderabad Bhagyanagar while addressing media from across the country in the city. He said that it was in Bhagyanagar that Sardar Vallabhai Patel had spoken about the concept of 'Ek Bharat.'
PM Modi said that Hyderabad is Bhagyanagar, which is of significance for all of us. Sardar Patel kept the foundation of a unified India, and now it's BJP's responsibility to carry it further, said BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad in Hyderabad, quoting Prime Minister Modi.
The RSS, BJP's ideological fountainhead, and several BJP leaders have been on a campaign to change the name of Hyderabad to Bhagyanagar. Asked if Hyderabad's name will be changed to Bhagyanagar, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said that the issue will be discussed when BJP comes to power in the state. He added that the then chief minister would decide this along with other cabinet colleagues.
However, the MA&UD minister and CM's son KTR tweeted, "Why don't you change Ahmedabad's name to Adanibad first?" He further tweeted, "Who is this Jhumla Jeevi, by the way?"
Meanwhile, BJP's decision to pick Hyderabad for the meeting is being seen as a direct signal from the party that the state is a top priority in its agenda for expansion in territories where it remains relatively weak. Post-2014, it is the fourth time the party is holding its key national meet outside of Delhi. Earlier, it held meets in Odisha in 2017, Kerala in 2016, and Bengaluru in 2015.