Kolkata, July 26: The West Bengal Assembly on Thursday passed a bill to change state’s name to Bangla.
The resolution will now go to Union Home Ministry for approval.
Mamata Banerjee led West Bengal government has been at loggerheads with the central government for changing its name since a long time.
In August 2016, the state assembly had passed a resolution for renaming the state as ‘Bangla’ in Bengali and ‘Bengal’ in English.
However, the Centre had turned down the state government’s proposal.
One of the prime reasons given by West Bengal government behind changing the name of the state was that whenever there was a meeting of all states, West Bengal came at the bottom of the list alphabetically.