Rajnath Singh approves renaming of Faizabad Cantt as Ayodhya Cantt

Rajnath Singh, India's Defence Minister. [File Photo]

New Delhi: Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh has approved renaming the Faizabad Cantt as Ayodhya Cantonment. The renaming of the Cantonment comes ahead of Dussehra festival.

The Faizabad Cantt will be known as Ayodhya Cantonment,” news agency PTI quoted a source as saying on Tuesday.Singh is currently undertaking a two-day visit to Uttarakhand.

Earlier on October 2021, Uttar Pradesh government following the GoI’s nod announced the renaming of Faizabad railway junction as Ayodhya Cantt. State’s Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had approved the change of name.

In November 2018, the UP government changed the name of Faizabad district to Ayodhya. In October of the same year, the Yogi government changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj.

Earlier in June 2018, Mughalsarai railway station, one of the busiest junctions of Indian Railways was renamed after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Deen Dayal Upadhyay.


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