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Bombay HC to be renamed Mumbai HC, law minister Gowda assures Shiv Sena MPs

The Shiv Sena MPs on Monday got an assurance from the Union law and judiciary minister Sadanand Gowda to initiate the proposal of changing nomenclature to replace the word 'Mumbai' with 'Bombay' in the name of the high court.

mumbai Updated: Apr 20, 2015 21:44 IST
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The Shiv Sena MPs on Monday got an assurance from the Union law and judiciary minister Sadanand Gowda to initiate the proposal of changing nomenclature to replace the word 'Mumbai' with 'Bombay' in the name of the high court.

The minister has assured to bring the proposal in the cabinet at the earliest, they said.

Sena MP Vinayak Raut raised the issue of replacement of the word 'Mumbai with Bombay' in the Lok Sabha during zero hour.

Gowda told the MPs that the government was positive about the change and the proposal will soon be moved in the cabinet for final nod.

"We have recently received a letter from the minister saying that his ministry has prepared the proposal for the change of name of Bombay and Madras high courts. We are hopeful that the decision will be soon taken by the government by making requisite changes in the existing laws," said Arvind Sawant, Sena MP from south Mumbai.

He also said that his next demand would be to make changes in the names of the government institutions such as IIT-Bombay.

Two weeks ago, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had said in the Maharashtra legislative assembly that his government was pursuing the demand of change in the name of the high court with the Centre.

The state government has also announced to change the nomenclature of 199 laws to replace the word Bombay with Mumbai.