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Twitterati’s wit at its best on West Bengal name change

The Government is on its way to rechristen the Indian state of West Bengal. Meanwhile, Twitterati has indulged in taking a dig at the option #Bongo.

more lifestyle Updated: Aug 03, 2016 18:11 IST
HT Correspondent
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Twitterati is taking a dig at the new name options for West Bengal.

Twitter users are repeating what they did when Gurgaon was rechristened Gurugram. As the government decides whether to go with ‘Bongo’ or ‘Bangla’ as the new name for the Indian state West Bengal, Twitterati seems to disapprove of both. Why? Bongo is also a musical instrument, and Bangla... well, the state’s language.

Read: Paschim Banga or Banga? Imminent name-change divides state over dropping West

And the confusion owing to Bengal being located on the East of map of India, but the name having the word West in it! Then, also the connect with Bong used by smokers. Here are some jokes and one-liners doing the rounds on social media.