Opposition slams Yogi Adityanath for renaming Faizabad

New Delhi: Opposition leaders on Thursday slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for changing the name of Faizabad to Ayodhya earlier this week.

National spokesperson of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Manoj Jha, while speaking to ANI, launched a scathing attack on Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, saying “Mr. Yogi Adityanath can only change the name of places. If he is really serious, he should change the name of oxygen cylinders so that the life of the children can be saved.”

He further added, “I request the Prime Minister that to send Yogi Adityanath back to the math, as the mandate was not for him to rule in Uttar Pradesh.”

Meanwhile, BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy said, “Even the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has confirmed that there were remains of a demolished temple underneath the mosque in Ayodhya. When Guru Nanak went to Ayodhya, he even praised the Ram temple.”

He further said, “Names of places should be changed. The request to change the name of Ahmedabad is still lying on the table of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. If the date of hearing for my plea is fixed, then Ram temple would be built within a week. There is nothing wrong in having a statue of Ram.”

Congress leader Manish Tiwari while speaking to ANI said, “If they (BJP leaders) think that they can win elections by just changing names of cities, it is a clear myth. What is needed more is to follow the teachings of Lord Rama than building the Ram temple.