Keralam to continue as Kerala, no name change in the offing

Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala government on Wednesday deferred the resolution to be presented in the assembly, appealing Centre to change the state’s name from Kerala to Keralam.

 Speaker P Ramakrishnan told the assembly the resolution was postponed for not completing the procedures.

In order to change the name of a state, as per subsection 3 of the constitution, Chief Minister has to present a submission keeping to rule 118.

However, the Centre has not yet approved of the resolution by West Bengal Assembly to change the state’s name to Bengla.