1. The Narendra Modi-led administration is likely to introduce a resolution to change India’s official name to “Bharat,”.
2. The official G20 dinner invitations from the Indian President were sent in the name of “President of Bharat” instead of “President of India,” according to Congress politician Jairam Ramesh.
3. On Tuesday, a number of BJP politicians, including Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, expressed support for calling the nation “Bharat”. There should be no ambiguity regarding the name of our nation: “Bharat.” Regarding the argument over the word “India,” Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar claimed that Congress has issues with everything.
4. The RSS leader further stated that the name Bharat has been used since ancient times and that it should be carried on during his speech in Guwahati.
5. “Bharat has been the name of our nation for decades. At an event put on by the Sakal Jain Samaj, Mr. Bhagwat observed, “Whatever the language, the name remains the same.
6. During the just finished monsoon session in the Upper House, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Bansal also made the case for the proposal, arguing that the word “India” is a representation of “colonial slavery” and “should be removed from the Constitution.”
“Bharat’s name was changed to India by the British. “India, that is Bharat,” the Constitution declares in Article 1. Since ancient times, our nation has been referred to as “Bharat”; this name can be seen in Sanskrit texts from that time.
7. The BJP has consistently claimed that the term “India” is a holdover from a colonial past in an effort to disparage the new opposition group INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance). The recent move was probably intended to mock the opposition group.
8. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Technology, retaliated against the opposition for criticizing the government over the government’s decision to send the ‘President of Bharat’ to the G20 summit, claiming that since the nation is called Bharat, there was nothing improper about writing that.”I don’t know what’s wrong with writing President of India,’ you say. We call it Bharat. There shouldn’t be any issues, in my opinion,” Chandrasekhar remarked.
9. Arvind Kejriwal, national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and chief minister of Delhi, also criticized the idea of renaming. “If the INDIA coalition changes its name to Bharat, would BJP replace ‘Bharat’ with something else? Would the name of the country be changed if a coalition of several parties became India? 140 crore individuals, not a political party, are the true owners of the nation.
10. Sanjay Singh, a Rajya Sabha member, claimed on Tuesday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), which is led by Mohan Bhagwat, intends to modify the country’s Constitution by “replacing” the word “India” with “Bharat.”