Monday, August 29, 2016

Please Call Us Bengal And Bangla Now

West Bengal will become Bengal in English, "Bangla" in Bengali and "Bangal" in Hindi, after the state's assembly backed the Mamata Banerjee government's proposal.

"We have taken the decision. Bangla and Bengal. We had told the centre to please accept the decision of the assembly. We would like it passed in parliament next session," Ms Banerjee said after a resolution was passed in the assembly.

Stating that the Left had opposed the name-change, she added: "The Left also tried to get the name changed, they failed. They are now opposing the name change...Those who have opposed the move, history will not forgive them."

A big reason for the name change, proposed last month, was that the Chief Minister was fed up of having to speak last, or often not at all, at meetings involving states.

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