Kolkata: On Monday, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed a resolution to change the name of the State to Bangla in Begali and Bengal in English.
The BJP, Congress, and the Left party did not support the resolution of TMC Government. TMC government trying hard to arrive at a consensus of all political parties on the issue, but the TMC party failed to do so.
While representatives of all the three parties participated in the debate, Legislators of the Congress party walked out of the Assembly House during the discussion, the Left Front wanted an amendment to the name change in the new resolution and BJP ‘s legislators opposed the resolution of changing the name of the state. A resolution was passed through voice vote in the end.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamta Banerjee called the attitude of the Opposition a ‘historic blunder’ and said that the people of the state will not forgive them for this.
Chief minister of West Bengal Ms. Banerjee said that 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.
Mamta said that her government will request the Centre to pass the resolution through the Parliament. Consent of the Parliament is necessary to effect the name change. The State Assembly has passed a resolution in the September 2011 to change the name of the West Bengal State to Paschim Banga both in English and Bengali.