The resolution also requested the Central government to change all references to “Keralam” in the languages included in the Eighth Schedule.
On Wednesday, the State Legislative Assembly unanimously approved a motion requesting that the federal government alter the name of the State from “Kerala” to “Keralam.”
In this context, the Assembly has asked that the Constitution, which also refers to the State as “Kerala,” be amended.
Under the provisions of Rule 118 of the Kerala Legislative Assembly’s Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presented the resolution’s text to the House.
The State is typically referred to as “Kerala” in official records, especially those written in English, even though “Keralam” is the acceptable and prevalent usage in Malayalam. The name of the State is also specified as “Kerala” in the First Schedule of the Constitution.