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Watch | Sadak se Sansad: Aurangabad vs Sambhaji Nagar – What the People Think

Following the renaming of Faizabad district as Ayodhya in UP, BJP ally Shiv Sena demanded that the state government in Maharashtra change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar.

In our second special from the Aurangabad Lok Sabha constituency, ‘Sadak se Sansad’ speaks to students and youth about opinion on the politics in their area and how they view the upcoming elections.

Following the renaming of Faizabad district as Ayodhya by UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, BJP ally Shiv Sena demanded that the state government in Maharashtra change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar – after the son of Maratha leader Shivaji.

Most people The Wire spoke to didn’t think of it as a big issue, and some called it a diversionary tactic meant to distract from real issues like infrastructure, education and development.