It should be ‘Keralam’: Kerala Assembly unanimously adopts resolution
The Kerala legislative assembly has passed a unanimous resolution, urging the Union government to rename the state as ‘Keralam’.
Kerala: The Kerala legislative assembly has passed a unanimous resolution, urging the Union government to rename the state as ‘Keralam’ in the constitution and all official records.
Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan moved the resolution in the assembly on Tuesday, August 9, which was accepted without opposition from any of the lawmakers.
He said, “The name of our state is Keralam in the Malayalam language. States were formed based on language on November 1, 1956. Kerala Day is also on November 1.
“The need to unite Kerala for the Malayalam-speaking communities has been strongly evident since the time of the national freedom struggle. However, the name of our state is listed as Kerala in the First Schedule of the Constitution.
“This Assembly unanimously requests the Union Government to take immediate steps to amend it to ‘Keralam’ under Article 3 of the Constitution.
“This House also requests that our state be renamed as ‘Keralam’ in all the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution,” reads the resolution. Rewrite this in news format.