Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, says discussed demand for West Bengal's name change to ‘Bangla’
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. According to NDTV, Banerjee said both the leaders discussed the state government’s demand of changing the name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’.
“The meeting with Prime Minister was good. We discussed changing the name of West Bengal to 'Bangla'. He has promised to do something about the matter,” said Banerjee after the meeting.
The Prime Minister's Office tweeted pictures of the two leaders at the official residence of Modi. Banerjee is seen presenting a bouquet to the prime minister.
On Tuesday, Banerjee had described the meeting with the prime minister as a "courtesy" call.Banerjee had said she would highlight various issues such as central funds due to the state during her talk with the PM.
The West Bengal assembly has passed a resolution to rename the state as 'Bangla'.
She said 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 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.