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Bangla and Bengal: W Bengal Bidhan Sabha passes resolution

  • Published at 05:03 pm August 29th, 2016
  • Last updated at 05:06 pm August 29th, 2016
Bangla and Bengal: W Bengal Bidhan Sabha passes resolution
West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a government resolution changing the name of the State to Bengal in English and Bangla in Bengali, reports The Hindu. [youtube id="dWJ-p72Sa-g"] Despite the Trinamool Congress government trying hard to arrive at a consensus of all major political parties on the issue, the Congress, Left Front and the Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) did not support the resolution.
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While representatives of all the three political parties participated in the debate, Congress legislatures walked out of the House during discussion, the Left Front wanted an amendment to the name change resolution and BJP opposed the resolution. In the end a resolution was passed through voice vote. The state's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called the attitude of the Opposition a 'historic blunder' and said that the people of the State will not forgive them for this. Mamata said the Centre has already been informed that they should not consider an earlier resolution adopted by the Assembly on the issue and soon a fresh proposal will be sent to them. She said her government will urge the Centre to pass the resolution through the Parliament. Consent of the Lok Sabha is necessary to affect the name change. In September 2011, the State Assembly has passed a resolution changing the name of the State to Paschim Banga both in Bengali and English.
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