THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Kerala assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution urging the Centre to officially change the state’s name to “Keralam“. The House was passing the resolution for the second time as the Union home ministry, which reviewed the first resolution, had suggested some technical changes.
As per the resolution, the assembly asked the Centre to change the state’s name from “Kerala” as listed in the First Schedule of the Constitution to “Keralam”. Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan moved the resolution and it was accepted by both LDF and UDF members.
The assembly had earlier – on August 9, 2023 in the ninth session of the 15th legislative assembly – passed a similar resolution seeking the change in the First as well as Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. The Union home ministry had returned it, saying that the change needed to be made only in the First Schedule.