After Bengal, will there be a demand from the people of other states also to rename their states?The West Bengal assembly has adopted the resolution to change the state's name as 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English and 'Bangal' in Hindi. However, a constitutional amendment is required to put the final seal on the rechristening.
The state of Bengal was divided into two parts - the East Bengal and the West Bengal at the time of partition. The East Bengal became East Pakistan which subsequently became Bangladesh in the year 1971 after the liberation of the East Pakistan.
Punjab was also divided into two parts at the time of partition but both the countries India and Pakistan preferred to name their respective parts of Punjab as 'Punjab' only instead of as East Punjab and West Punjab.
The name 'West Bengal' had become redundant because there was no 'East Bengal' anymore.
After Bengal, will there be a demand from the people of other states also to rename their states?