New Delhi: After changing Mughal Sarai station’s name to Deen Dayal Upadhyay in August, chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s government in Uttar Pradesh changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj this week.
While the renaming spree has been welcomed by some, it was criticised by many. However, this has been a boon for some memes and jokes. Tied to the hashtag #AajSeTumharaNaam, internet users came out on Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp with images of Yogi Adityanath on the phone with celebrities as he gives them new names.
As internet users chose not to spare textile minister Smriti Irani as well, she took it in good light. Known for her quirky social media posts, Irani did not shy away from sharing a joke on her.
With the Uttar Pradesh cabinet reportedly approving the name Prayagraj for Allahabad, christened by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1575 as “Illahabad” or “abode of God”, social media and instant messaging groups burst into frenzied activity.
Check out some funny memes which will surely get you ROFLing: