Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution to change name of state into Keralam

Thiruvananthapuram: A resolution was passed in the assembly that the name of the state should be changed to Kerala in the constitution. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan introduced the resolution to change the name of Kerala. The Assembly unanimously approved the resolution presented by the Chief Minister.

The name of our state is mentioned as Kerala in the First Schedule of the Constitution. This House unanimously requests that necessary steps be taken under Article III of the Constitution to amend it to Kerala. The Chief Minister clarified in the resolution.

It has been a long-standing demand to change the name of the continuing state as Government of Kerala in the Constitution even after independence. Last year, the Assembly passed a resolution on the name change. There was a demand for name change in the First Schedule and the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. However, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs suggested that it is enough to change the name only in the first list. Following this, a new resolution was introduced.