Union Minister and RPI (A) leader Ramdas Atwale said on Sunday that changing the name of Aurangabad could bring down the Maharashtra government. In addition, he told the ruling coalition that he should not be involved in any controversy over the issue. At the press conference, Athawal expressed confidence that the BJP-RPI government would come to power in the state soon and that the alliance would also win the metropolitan municipal elections on Thursday, 2022.
The Union Minister of State for Social Justice had predicted that the mayor of Mumbai would come from the BJP and the deputy mayor from his party’s RPI (A). Atawale also backed the Centre’s new agriculture law, saying it would benefit farmers and protesters would not succeed in repealing it.
Demanding that the Shiv Sena change its name from Aurangabad to Sambha Jingar, historians say the city was known by many other names in the past due to differences within the Maharashtra one-year-old Maha Bikas Andolan government.
Explain that in 1995, Shiv Sena first demanded to name Aurangabad as Sambha Jingar. On Saturday, the Congress also reiterated its protest and renamed it Aurangabad. Its ally Shiv Sena has said the name change will happen soon, but it will not affect the coalition government in Maharashtra.