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Jul 03, 2019
8:09PM

West Bengal CM urges PM to pass Constitutional amendments for renaming State as BANGLA

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The West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee has urged the Prime Minister to pass necessary Constitutional amendments for renaming the State as BANGLA in the current session of Parliament. 

In a letter to Mr. Narendra Modi today Ms. Banerjee said that people of the state are seeking a change in the name of the state since last few years. 


She said, name of the state invoke a strong sense of identity in its people and this identity can be formed if the state’s name carries the signature of its history and authentic culture.

Ms. Banerjee mentioned in her letter all advices of the Government of India have been accepted by the state for getting the change in the name of the state and it could be adopted in the Parliament. 

Our Kolkata Correspondent reports that the State Assembly adopted an unanimous resolution for changing the name of the state from West Bengal to Bangla in English, Hindi and Bengali in July last year.


Earlier, the Union Minister of the State for Home Affairs Mr. Nityananda Rai informed the Rajya Sabha today that Constitutional Amendment is required for changing the name of the state. 

 

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