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Todays Date
18 December 2017

West Bengal renamed to ‘Bangal’ In Hindi, ‘Bengal’ In English

The West Bengal state Assembly today passed a resolution to change the name of the state from West Bengal to ‘Bangla’ in Bengali and ‘Bengal’ in English. The opposition Congress, BJP and Left Front opposed the move.

The resolution was moved by state Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee under rule 169, which said that the name of the state would be ‘Bangla’ in Bengali , ‘Bengal’ in English and ‘Bangal’ in Hindi.

Speaking on the motion, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said “The name Bangla has a historical and cultural background. I don’t have any problem with the name of ‘Bango’ either. But most of the people want the name ‘Bangla’. In English it will be ‘Bengal’ so that there will be no confusion with the name of neighbouring Bangladesh.”

“Whenever we go out of India or to some other state we are known as people from Bengal. In 2011 we had once proposed to change the name of the state, but it was held back by the Centre. There was no decision regarding it. So we decided to bring it once again to change the name of the state to ‘Bangla’,” Banerjee said.

Source: Huffingtonpost

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