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PTI (2006.4.14): Politics over change of name of Uttaranchal gaining ground

DEEPTI SAXENA DEHRADUN, APR 14 (PTI)

What’s in a name? In the hilly terrains of Uttaranchal, politics over change of name of the state to Uttarakhand is not just for namesake. It is much more.

Despite being a highly emotive issue, politics of changing of name of Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand has now entered a deadlock.

Nevertheless, with the assembly elections just a few months away, the shrill over the issue is growing gradually in the political circles.

Though the Uttaranchal assembly has passed a resolution for changing the name to Uttarakhand, a bill on the issue has not seen the light of the day in Parliament. [more]



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