West Bengal Assembly passes resolution to rename state as 'Bangla'; move aimed to climb alphabetical sequence of state names

Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution on Thursday to rename the state as 'Bangla' in three languages Bengali, English and Hindi. The move is aimed at climbing the alphabetical sequence of state names in which West Bengal appears last in the list now.

File image of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

File image of Mamata Banerjee. PTI.

The state will have to wait for the nod from the Home Ministry for a final approval on the resolution. Earlier, the Centre had rejected the state government's proposals of having three names Bangla (in Bengali), Bengal (in English) and Bangal (in Hindi).

The Mamata Banerjee government's proposal of renaming West Bengal as "Paschim Bango" in 2011 was also turned down by the Centre.

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Updated Date: Jul 26, 2018 14:59:01 IST

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