July 29, 2019
Saugata Roy makes Zero Hour mention about Centre not clearing two proposals of Bengal Govt
The Centre and the Home Ministry is not giving clearance to different proposals sent by the West Bengal Government. In 2016, the State Government sent a proposal for permission under The Industries (Development and Regulation) Act to take over two companies – Jessop and Dunlop. For three years, the Centre and the Home Ministry have not given permission. I demand that the permission be given immediately.
In 2016, the West Bengal Assembly sent a proposal to rename West Bengal as Bangla. Three years have passed, but the simple proposal requiring a Constitutional amendment has still not been accepted by the Centre.
We met the Prime Minister the other day and asked him what his objection can possibly be to renaming West Bengal as Bangla, because we always said ‘Abar ashbo phire dhan shiritir tire ei Bangla’. Through this august House, Sir, I am again pressing for the Centre to give clearance to this proposal sent by West Bengal, and the unanimous proposal from all parties to rename West Bengal as Bangla, as this is the demand of 10 crore people in the State.
Thank you, Sir.