Change in name of West Bengal state


After the huge victory of Mamata Banerjee and Trinamool Congress alliance in the wave of change or "parivartan" now Mamata Banerjee wishes to change the name of the state of West Bengal. There has been proposal for new names from Mamata Banerjee herself, see details

After the change in Government of West Bengal, now there is proposal to change the name of the state. Mamata Banerjee chief Minister of West Bengal proposed that since in India there is only one state West Bengal and there is no existence of East Bengal, so West Bengal name has no meaning.

It was before division of Pakistan when East Bengal and West Bengal were two states but after the division of Country East Bengal went to Pakistan and later was separated from Pakistan and emerged as a new Country Bangladesh. After that in India only one state West Bengal existed.

Intellectuals views on change in name of West Bengal state


Communist intellectuals are opposing any change in the name of the state. According to them there is historical importance in the name West Bengal and there is no need to change the name. Sunil Gangopadhyaya a senior writer claimed that the name West Bengal like other state is well known and should retain its originality.

On the other hand intellectuals who are in favor of change claims that there is no harm in changing the name of West Bengal and many capitals name has been changed like Calcutta became Kolkata, Bombay became Mumbai, Madras became Chennai. Even state name has been changed like Orissa became Odisha. According to famous painter of West bengal Jogen Chowdhury, there is no harm in change of name of the state since in India there is only one Bengal, so if West is ommitted it will be better.

New name of state West Bengal


Since everything is being changed in this new Government, so there is no doubt that if there is any proposal to change the name of the state, it will be changed in coming days. Now the question is what will be the new name of the state, only West will be omitted or there will be a completely new name. Now Once the assembly decides to change the name of state West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee had already given consent on two names. One is "Bangla" and other is "Bangdesh". Thius in coming days we can see that West Bengal state iis changed into Bangdesh or Bangla.


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