Kolkata:  The decision to change the nomenclature of West Bengal as ‘Paschimbanga’ was taken at an all-party meeting on Friday. Earlier this month, all political parties in the state have unanimously agreed on the new name of West Bengal.
 
To give final go on new name the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Banerjee had earlier formed the two-member committee led by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Partha Chatterjee and Leader of the Opposition Surjyakanta Mishra to study the new name for the state.

Under Banerjee's presence, a meeting of all political parties was held in the state assembly to discuss the six names suggested by the committee. All the political outfits unanimously agreed to rename the state as ‘Paschimbanga.’ 

The CM presided over the meeting attended by Trinamool Congress, Congress, SUCI(C), Left Front, RSP, Forward Bloc and other political parties.

Later Chatterjee said “Even though the CM was not satisfied with the name, she gave her nod when unanimity reached on it.” The Minister added, “The decision to give state a new name was taken due to historical and administrative reasons.”

After a bill in this regard is passed in the state assembly, it would be forwarded to the Centre for the final approval.

Once the bill is passed by in the Parliament, the state would be renamed.

JPN/Bureau