Today, the West Bengal Assembly passed a resolution for renaming the state as ‘Bangla’ in Bengali and ‘Bengal’ in English, and also ‘Bangal’ in Hindi, weeks after a proposal was submitted by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
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.”
She Added, “Bombay has become Mumbai, Madras has been renamed Chennai and there are many other instances. The base is Bengal and we want to take everyone along with us. 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…”.
Mamata Banerjee said that their Government would send the resolution to the Center for approval in parliament.
Awesome India has pointed out the benefits of renaming the State to Bengal & Bangla in their earlier post.