Kolkata: West Bengal might soon have a new name.Mamata wants WB to be called ‘Bangla’
If the state’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee can have her way, then the it could be renamed as either Bengal or Bangla.
As per a report in Mail Today, Mamata does not like her state to figure at the bottom just because alphabetically it is placed way down in the line.
She supposedly got tired of having to wait her turn to plead for the case of West Bengal in the recently held inter-state council meeting.
“By the time West Bengal is getting its turn both the speaker and the listener are losing out patience and interest This is happening in all important meetings of the Planning Commission. Our madam (Mamata Banerjee) is doing so much homework to present the case of West Bengal, but who is there to hear her,” a bureaucrat was quoted as saying by the media house.
“We are losing out on a lot of opportunities,” Mamata reportedly said in close quarters and asked her bureaucrats to initiate the process of changing the name of the state.
Having introduced the Biswa Bangla logo (the symbol of West Bengal), Banerjee feels Bangla would just fit in the bill, as per the report.
“There is no need for West when east has ceased to exist,” the same bureaucrat further said.