Assam government has proposed to change the names of various places.

Guwahati:

The Assam

government, which is engaged in a campaign to rename various cultural and historical places in Assam, has faced outrage over the decision to rename Kamakhya Temple Road.

After huge protests on social media, the government announced to back down from the decision.

The Himanta Biswa Sarma government of Assam

had decided to name a new road after Swami Muktananda Saraswati.

The BJP government had announced the renaming of several roads to reflect the cultural history of the state.

Last week, the Chief Minister had said that suggestions would be sought from the public to rename places and routes reflecting the history and glory of Assam.

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The government had proposed to name a new alternative road leading to the Kamakhya temple on top of Nilanchal hill in the city after Swami Muktananda Saraswati, prompting public protests on social media.

Most of the people claimed that the person after whom the road is being named has nothing to do with Assam or its people.


Assam Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal wrote on Twitter on Friday, "The decision to name the alternate road leading to Kamakhya Dham via Pandu Ghat as 'Swami Muktananda Saraswati Path' is withdrawn with immediate effect due to public objections." Has gone.

We respect people's opinion.

Earlier, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation, in a public notice published in newspapers on February 14, said that the residents of the road have requested to name it Swami Muktananda Saraswati Road.

It had sought public opinion in this regard within 15 days of publication of the notice.

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