West Bengal assembly passes resolution to rename state as Bengal. The Cheif Minister Mamata Banarjee said, people of WB have accepted the name Bangla, Bengal.
West Bengal assembly passes resolution to rename state as Bengal, Bangla
The WB assembly, on Monday passed a resolution for renaming their state as “Bangla” in Bengali and “Bengal” in English.
Speaking to the reporters after passing of the resolution, Mamata said, “Everyone would be happy with the change of name of Bengal. The people of Bengal have accepted the name ‘Bangla’. We have given importance to that. Congress, CPM, BJP have opposed to the renaming of the state. If the opposition is doing this for the sake of it, then it is very much unfortunate”.
Our intention is to make Bengal as world famous
Those who did not support us in this, the future won’t forgive them. It will remain as a spot. The Congress has turned into a frontal organisation of the CPM by opposing everything. They play ‘narad narad’ by seeing any issue. Up to now, Bombay has become Mumbai, Chennai was renamed as Tamil Nadu and there are many other instances. So, we are proud as Bengalis. Our intention is to make Bengal world famous. I hope this decision will be good for Bengal. There should be a brand of Bengal. We are proud that with your help, we could adopt this name, says CM Mamata Banarjee.
What is the reason to change the name West Bengal to Bengal?
The reason for changing the name of the state is that whenever there is any meeting of all states, West Bengal comes at the bottom of the list alphabetically. After the partition of India in 1947, Bengal was bifurcated as East Bengal and West Bengal. East Bengal became a part of Pakistan. Later, it was given a new name as East Pakistan in 1956 and later emerged as the independent nation of Bangladesh after the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.