West Bengal renaming: Centre says hasn’t licensed name alternate; Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi

NEW DELHI/ KOLKATA: The Centre Wednesday informed Rajya Sabha that it has not yet given its nod to change the name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’ as proposed by the state government following which chief minister Mamata Banerjee dashed off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for expediting the matter. Union minister of state…

West Bengal renaming: Centre says hasn’t licensed name alternate; Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi

NEW DELHI/ KOLKATA: The Centre Wednesday suggested Rajya Sabha that it has no longer yet given its nod to alternate the name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’ as proposed by the teach govt following which chief minister

Mamata Banerjee

dashed off a letter to Top Minister

Narendra Modi

for expediting the topic.

Union minister of teach for home Nityanand Rai in a written response to a search records from from MP

Ritabrata Banerjee

acknowledged the Centre has no longer cleared the name ‘Bangla’ for West Bengal.

Altering a teach’s name requires a constitutional modification and it is carried out after bearing in mind all connected components, he acknowledged.

On July 26 final 365 days, the

West Bengal assembly had passed a decision

unanimously to alternate the name of the teach to ‘Bangla’ within the three most-spoken languages — Bengali, Hindi and English — and had sent the proposal to the home ministry.

It suggested ‘Paschimbanga’ in 2011, nonetheless it completely modified into once grew to change into down by the central govt.

In 2016,it proposed

‘Bengal’ in English, ‘Bangla’ in Bengali

and ‘Bangal’ in Hindi, which modified into once also grew to change into down. Lastly, it proposed the name ‘Bangla’.

When the earlier proposals were bought, there modified into once an objection from the central govt that suggested the name ‘Bangla’ had similarity to Bangladesh and it can maybe be no longer easy to distinguish the two at international forums, a senior reliable conscious of the dispositions acknowledged.

The 2018 proposal modified into once also referred to the ministry of exterior affairs for its belief.

The flow to rename is geared toward ice climbing the alphabetical sequence of teach names in which West Bengal looks final within the checklist now.

A senior teach reliable acknowledged Banerjee requested the high minister to enact the considered necessary to alternate the teach’s name to ‘Bangla’.

The final time the name of a teach modified into once modified modified into once in 2011, when Orissa grew to change into Odisha.

Bombay modified into once renamed Mumbai in 1995, Madras as Chennai in 1996 and Calcutta as Kolkata in 2001.

The central govt had licensed name changes for 11 cities in Karnataka, in conjunction with that of Bangalore to Bengaluru, in 2014.

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