Gurgaon to Gurugram

April 13, 2016 10:50 pm | Updated 10:50 pm IST

The Haryana government’s decision to rename Gurgaon as Gurugram is unwarranted and will cause needless confusion and expenditure (“Gurgaon will now be called Gurugram”, April 13). To say that the name change stems from the people’s long-standing demand is a diversionary tactic. The political class resorts to such gimmicks only to deflect people’s attention from more pressing day-to-day problems. Whether the name change will bring about an improvement in the living conditions of the marginalised sections is anybody’s guess.

P.K. Varadarajan,


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