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West Bengal on Tuesday, November 14, may just have won the bragging rights for the claim of the origin of the Rasgulla, after the iconic sweetmeat that has come to be associated so closely with the state and its inhabitants was awarded the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the official patent registrars.
The development comes mere days after a minister from the state had apparently said it would drag Odisha — the other state who lays claim to its Rasagola — to court in order to get recognised as the birthplace of this delicious food item.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee confirmed this "sweet news" following Tuesday's update.
"Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.
Sweet news for us all. We are very happy and proud that #Bengal has been granted GI ( Geographical Indication) status for Rosogolla— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 14, 2017
However, this development may not be the end of the debate on which state the Rasgulla originated in.
This is a developing story.