rename West Bengal, Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Bangla, meeting with PM Narendra Modi, Deocha Pachami, second largest coal block in world
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Photo: PMO/Twitter.

Mamata meets PM Modi, raises issue of renaming West Bengal

West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (September 18) raised the issue of renaming West Bengal during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The West Bengal assembly has passed a resolution to rename the state as ‘Bangla’. Describing her meeting with the prime minister as fruitful, Banerjee told reporters that renaming West Bengal has been her government’s prime agenda. ” … hence we have proposed the renaming, keeping Bangla in mind. The prime minister has assured all help,” she said.

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She said that the prime minister was also extended an invitation to inaugurate Deocha Pachami, the second largest coal block in the world, after Durga Puja.

Responding to a question on the National Register of Citizens, she said that it is part of Assam Accord, hence there is no provision of its implementation in West Bengal. “Neither has any proposal come, nor will it be done,” she asserted.

The Prime Minister’s Office had earlier tweeted pictures of the two leaders at the official residence of Modi, where Banerjee is seen presenting a bouquet to the prime minister.

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