Kolkata: In a press meet in Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee on Monday declared that the resolution to rename the state West Bengal to ‘Bengal’ has been passed by the state assembly.
The state will now be called "Bengal" in English, "Bangal" in Hindi and "Bangla" in Bengali.
The Mamata Banerjee government on August 2, proposed to rename West Bengal as "Bengal", dropping "West" from its name.
Mamata Banerjee government are all set to send this resolution to the Centre to pass in the Parliament.
The government in 2011 too had undertaken a similar exercise, to adopt "Paschimbanga" as the name of the state.