West Bengal to be christened Paschim Banga: Minister

August 19th, 2011 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Mamata Banerjee Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government and the opposition parties Friday unanimously decided to rename the state Paschim Banga, state Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee announced.

“It has been unanimously decided by all the parties under the leadership of our Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that from now onwards West Bengal will be called Paschim Banga. From now onwards, in English also, the name of our state will be written as Paschim Banga,” Chatterjee said while addressing a media conference here.

“We have agreed with the state government regarding the renaming of West Bengal into Paschim Banga,” opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPi-M) said after the meeting.

“While considering the name, we considered all the aspects including administrative, historical and social aspects,” said Chatterjee.

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