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Resolution to change name of West Bengal passed, BJP opposes

Recommendation was to renamed it as 'Bangla' in Bengali and Bengal' in English

Agencies  |  Kolkata [India] 

The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution for renaming the state as 'Bangla' in Bengali and 'Bengal' in English, weeks after a proposal in this regard was put forward 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 ...

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First Published: Mon, August 29 2016. 18:30 IST
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