Kerala Assembly Pushes for 'Keralam' Name Change Again

The Kerala Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Union Government to officially change the state's name to 'Keralam' in all languages listed in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan emphasized the historical and cultural significance of the name change.

PTI | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: 24-06-2024 17:49 IST | Created: 24-06-2024 17:49 IST
Kerala Assembly Pushes for 'Keralam' Name Change Again
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The Kerala Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Centre to officially rename the state as 'Keralam'.

The move, led by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, comes after the Union Home Ministry requested technical changes to a similar resolution passed last year. 'Keralam' reflects the state's name in Malayalam and has historic significance rooted in India's freedom struggle.

Both the ruling LDF and opposition UDF supported the resolution, despite minor disagreements over its structure. Ultimately, Speaker A N Shamseer declared it unanimously adopted.

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