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02:10 AM, July 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:11 AM, July 27, 2018

Paschimbanga will be 'Bangla' soon

The Paschimbanga Bidhan Shabha yesterday unanimously passed a resolution to use Bangla in three languages as the name of the state.

Earlier on August 29, 2016 the state  Bidhan Shabha proposed three changes. Those were “Bangla” in Bengali”,  “Bangal” in Hindi and Bengal in English.  But the central cabinet rejected it  and asked the Bidhan Shabha to adopt only one name. In this regard the central cabinet also give some advice.

After months of exchanges of between centre and state, the state government finally decided in principle to finalise one name for all languages.  In continuation the bill for amending the name was placed in the Paschimbanga Bidhan Shabha yesterday noon.  The name was passed unanimously.

The name “Bangla” will now be sent to the centre.  After the central government approves the new name President Ramnath Kovind will approve it.

The state name is Paschimbanga in Bangla language but in English it is written West Bengal.

When written alphabetically the name West Bengal gets its position in the lower in international arena and the representatives of Paschimbanga are called later in evaluation of development works. So when the matter was brought to the notice of chief minister Mamata Banerjee in 2011 announced the change of the state name to West Bengal to Paschimbanga.

Seeing the positive attitude of the central government, Paschimbanga ruling party Trinamool Congress thinks finally this time the new name of the state is going to be Bangla.

State government sources said the brand of the name Paschimbanga has already become popular at home and abroad.  If the central government now approves it  the branding will be further strengthened.

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