Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said that a proposal was made on renaming Nellore city as Simhapuri. He visited the city and unveiled Shri Sardhar Vallabhai Patel bronze statue in local current office.
“Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s contribution as the Home Minister to the country and his organised civil services were evidence of his great vision and capacity to act decisively in testing times. However, Sardar Patel was denied justice during his life time and even after his death,” said Venkiah Naidu.
Addressing the media, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu informed that the government is making its effort for developing Nellore as a smart city. He asked the Nellore city people to support the government in development process.
Venkaiah Naidu also appealed to the locals not to stop the expansion of roads in the city as they play a key role in the development of the region. Local MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy and others have partaken in the event.