Hyderabad: Rename Khairatabad to Ganeshpuri, says BJP leader

Hyderabad: Telangana BJP spokesperson N V Subhash, on August 30, Wednesday proposed a change of name of the Khairatabad Assembly constituency to Ganeshpuri, after the Hindu God Ganesh.

The BJP leader on Wednesday participated in a Bhagyanagar Utsav Committee meeting held in the constituency ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.

“Participated in the Bhagyanagar Utsav Committee Meeting in #Khairtabad Constituency, as we approach the #Ganesh Festival. I stand firmly behind the proposal to rename it as ‘Ganeshpuri Assembly Constituency’. Let our regions resonate with the essence of our traditions,” he said in a post on X.

According to the region’s history, Khairatabad was named after Khairati Begum, the daughter of Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah (1550-1580) and the wife of Hussain Shah Wali.

This is not the first time that a BJP leader proposed a name change of places in Telangana. In the past, senior leaders of the saffron party vowed to change the names of Hyderabad and Nizamabad as well.

The remarks of the BJP spokesperson gain significance with the state going to the polls at the end of 2023.