Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the name of Hoshangabad district headquarters will now be Narmadapuram.
The Chief Minister made this announcement on Friday 19 February on the occasion of Narmada Jayanti.
The Chief Minister observed the auspices occasion by performing abhishek and aarti of Ma Narmada alongwith his wife Ms Sadhana Singh at the Sethani Ghat at Hoshangabad.
The Chief Minister later observed while talking to media-persons “For how long we can allow Hoshangabad to be identified with Hoshang Shah who was a robber and had destroyed our temples.”
Former Chief Minister Digvijay Singh has invited bitter criticism after he responded to the Chief Minister’s announcement by dubbing it as “drama”. He also threw a poser saying will it create jobs and improve the economy.