Should West Bengal change its name?

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Poll, should West Bengal change name to Bengali word Paschimbanga?

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  1. Waffen SS

    Waffen SS New Member

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    After Partition of India, in 1947 Bengal was also partitioned, to East Bengal which later became (East Pakistan and then Bangladesh) and West Bengal to India. Why West Bengal is called West Bengal? Instead of Bengali word of West Bengal Paschimbanga?

    If Uttor Pradesh can be named Uttor Pradesh instead of North Province(English translation of Uttor Pradesh word), if Madhya Pradesh can be named as Madhya Pradesh instead of Central Province, then why West Bengal cant be renamed as Paschimbanga?

    So should this name be changed to Paschimbanga from West Bengal?

    @Ray, @Singh, @pmaitra, @arnabmit
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    What difference will it make?

    Kolkata Municipal Corporation is sometimes written as KMC and sometimes written as CMC.(Calcutta Municipal Corporation) and both are the same thing.

    Imagine the unnecessary cost to change all documents licence, applications, School names and their documentation etc.

    That money can be better used for improvement of the State and the various institutions.

    Park Street is still called Park Street, even though it was changed to Mother Teresa Sarani. Like that many roads names have been changed, but are still known by the old names.

    This is Central Province.

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    Central Provinces and Berar, 1903. Princely states are shown in yellow.

    Does it look like Madhya Pradesh?
     
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    Simple_Guy Regular Member

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    Uttar Pradesh was United Provinces.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    United Provinces of Agra and Oudh
     
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    Simple_Guy Regular Member

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    Punjab was East Punjab, Rajasthan was Rajputana, TN was Madras Carnatic, etc.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Bengalis call it Paschim Banga anyway.

    All WB Gov official documents, which are published in Bengali, is under the letterhead "পশ্চিম বঙ্গ সরকার" (Paschim Banga Sarkar).
     
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    fallenwarrior Regular Member

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    I don't know what has happened but something has happened.

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    "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.

    A committee on Friday proposed the "shortlisted new names" for West Bengal at an all-party meeting.

    The committee comprised of Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee and opposition leader Surjya Kanta Mishra. On Thursday, the Left Front shortlisted four names - Bangla, Paschim Banga, Banga Pradesh and Bangabhumi.

    "The new name will now be passed in the state assembly then it will be sent to the union ministry of home affairs. From there, it will go to the parliament and then to the president for assent," Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader Manoj Bhattacharjee who was present in the meeting, said.

    West Bengal is now Paschim Banga

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    West Bengal to Paschim Banga (approved by West Bengal state legislature during September 2011[3])

    List of renamed Indian cities and states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    It should be Bengal (Banga shounds comical). We don't have any east bengal in India, so why west bengal?
     
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    Orissa is called Odisha now. Was Assam renamed to original Asom?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And yet we have Chatterjees, Bannerjees and Gangulis!
     
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    I don't understand?
     
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    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    Besides change of name west-bengal should be divided into further states like gorkhaland and etc.

    the state is too big to handle. and poverty is enormous in this state.

    more over people of darjeeling and calcutta has nothing in common, better divide it and rule properly
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    Chatterjee is Anglicised from Chattopaddhay. Same with others. We are using that w/o any second thought. So there should not be any problem with West Bengal either.
     
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    jackprince Turning into a frog Senior Member

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    Have you been to Darjeeling or Calcutta?

    West Bengal is big by the population not in size, if you ever cared to take a look into India's map.

    Also, we Bengalis don't have anything common with Kashminiris; Tamilnadu has nothing common with Punjab - so India must be divided into separate nations too by your logic? Afterall there are rampant poverty in parts of every states? Should we let the North-east states go too?
     
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    Waffen SS New Member

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    It's Kolkata.

    And you know it's consequences? After Gurkhaland(which will be national security threat to India), there will be Free Kamtapur with WB's and Assam's Terai, if making small states was better then why now Zharkhand and Chattrisgorh struggling? Can you just count then how many small states will arise? Who will control them?

    I know, renaming documents will be huge problem, but we have an alternative, Documents already written in English with W.B. Government and new Paschimbanga Government mark both will be valid. Just no more document written in English with Government Of West Bengal will be issued. All new documents written in English will be issued in Paschimbanga Government seal.
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Bannerjee is the anglicization of Bandhyopadhay

    Chatterjee is the anglicization of Chattopadhay

    Ganguli is the anglicization of Gangopadhay
     
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    states if divided will remain part of union of india.

    punjab was divided in 3 states in 1960ties. all three states are doing well and in top 5 among indian states in all aspect.


    small states are better to govern. u tel me what stopping west bengal to prosper in last 65 yrs??
     
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    they should cahnge there attitude ,

    west bangal was best but now they are near to worst , but no one is worrying .
     
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    My suggestiion... rename Punjab as East Punjab!!
     
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    So? Punjab did not have to face the economical crunch that begun with huge influx of Hindus from earst-while East-pakistan, then in 70's and self-destructive politics. The Hindus that came to Punjab during partition, got much more economical support from the GoI, and the general industrious nature of Punjabis and agri-land of Hariyana helped the region to flourish.

    Further, haven't people already have damaged bengal enough, have split it enough!
     
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