The renaming of Aurangabad to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar is not limited to the city but will be for the entire district, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Saturday. He added that the process for renaming Aurangabad to Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar and Osmanabad to Dharashiv is underway after the Centre’s notification giving nod for the same.
“The renaming of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar is for the entire Aurangabad district. We don’t do anything half-heartedly. We don’t leave anything incomplete,” Fadnavis said.
The BJP leader’s assertion comes in the wake of the Opposition raising questions over renaming the two places. Shiv Sena (UBT)’s Opposition leader in the state Legislative Council Ambadas Danve had sought to know whether the renaming was only for Aurangabad city. “The Centre has taken the decision on renaming Aurangabad. But is it only for the city or the entire district? Unless the entire Aurangabad district is named as Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, it will not help to wipe out Mughal ruler Aurangzeb’s name from Maharashtra,” Danve said.
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