The name of the state of West Bengal is to be changed, said West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee. A cabinet meeting has agreed over the names ‘Bangla’ or ‘Bongo’.
“Cabinet decided to change name of West Bengal, will be either Bangla or Bongo. In English it will be Bengal,” Chatterjee said.
Chatterjee also said that a special assembly session will soon be called for advancing the matter.
Famous singer and Union Minister Babul Supriyo seemed to be in favour of the change. “Welcome the name change,but name should not be bongo, that is a musical instrument,” he said.
Discussions have been held before to rename the state and a meeting of all political parties had even reached a consensus over the name ‘PaschimBanga’ in the year 2011.