Various resolutions are being passed by the Modi Government to change to official name of India to “Bharat.” This will be brought up in the special session of Parliament that has been scheduled from 18 September to 22 September.
The news escalated on Tuesday. This news has been confirmed by Jairam Ramesh, the Congress leader that the G20 dinner invitations that have been officially sent from the president have gone under the name of ‘President of Bharat’ and not ‘President of India’.
Various executives like the CM of Assam, BJP leaders, and Union ministers also agreed on the proposal of the name Bharat. They went to X, formerly Twitter to state their views. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Union minister stated, “Our country is ‘Bharat’, there should be no doubt about this. Congress has a problem with everything.” RSS chief also said that the term, “Bharat” has been continuing for ages and it’s time for it to gain recognition at the global level.
ANI quoted a Rajya Sabha MP saying, “The British changed Bharat’s name to India. Under Article 1, the Constitution states: ‘India, that is Bharat’. Our country has been known by the name ‘Bharat’ for thousands of years… it is this country’s ancient name and is found in ancient Sanskrit texts. The name ‘India’ was given by the colonial Raj and is thus a symbol of slavery. The name India should be removed from the Constitution.”
BJP has been constantly attacking INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) by saying that the word India is a remnant of a colonial past.
INDIA vs ‘Bharat’
The bloc leader of the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance has been participating in the ongoing debate of renaming India as ‘Bharat’.
Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi chief minister and national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party criticized this renaming concept. He stated, “Will BJP replace ‘Bharat’ with something else if the INDIA alliance changes its name to Bharat? If an alliance of some parties becomes India, would they change the name of the country?
The country belongs to 140 crore people, not to a party. Let’s assume if the India alliance renames itself as Bharat, would they rename Bharat as BJP then?… What’s this joke?… BJP is thinking that their vote count will decrease so they should change the name of Bharat.”
Sanjay Singh, the Rajya Sabha MP accused that RSS wants to modify the Constitution of the country by replacing the Term India with Bharat. The chief of RSS, Mohan Bhagwat urged the people to say “Bharat” replacing India.
As the renaming news escalated, Sanjay Singh questioned why Mohan Bhagwat and Narendra Modi have so much ‘hatred’ for Bhim Rao Ambedkar. B. R. Ambedkar was the one who drafted the Indian Constitution. Singh also alleged PM Modi and RSS chief by sharing the provisions that are mentioned in Article 1 of the Constitution.