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West Bengal: Hindu Jagran Manch protests move to rename state as Bangla

The Hindu Jagran Manch on Saturday protested against the decision to rename West Bengal as ‘Bangla’. This move comes after the Assembly passed a resolution to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ in three languages — Bengali, English and Hindi.

By: Express News Service | Kokata | Updated: July 29, 2018 5:22:52 am
Hindu Jagran Manch, west bengal news, west bengal new name, bangla, west bengal bangla Hindu Jagran Manch activists stage a protest in Kolkata on Saturday. (Subham Dutta)

The Hindu Jagran Manch on Saturday protested against the decision to rename West Bengal as ‘Bangla’. This move comes after the Assembly passed a resolution to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ in three languages — Bengali, English and Hindi. Around 50 people had gathered at Esplanade and raised slogans against the state government for around an hour.

“It is an attempt to create a Bangladesh here. They want to erase history and we are completely against it,” said Vivek Singh, a HJM member. Members of the right-wing outfit said they felt there is no justification to rename a state only to climb the alphabetical sequence of state names.

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