Instead of saying “President of India,” the official invitation for the G20 summit dinner that will be held in the Rashtrapati Bhawan says “President of Bharat,” which has fueled rumors that the Central government plans to rename the nation from India to Bharat.
The opposition parties have criticized the invitation because it is the first time an official invitation has alluded to a change in India’s nomenclature. Jairam Ramesh, the leader of the Congress, has criticized the governing Bharatiya Janata Party.
So the news is indeed true.— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) September 5, 2023
Rashtrapati Bhawan has sent out an invite for a G20 dinner on Sept 9th in the name of 'President of Bharat' instead of the usual 'President of India'.
Now, Article 1 in the Constitution can read: “Bharat, that was India, shall be a Union of States.”…
“So, the report is accurate. Instead of using the customary ‘President of India’ moniker, Rashtrapati Bhawan sent out an invitation for a G20 luncheon on September 9th in the name of ‘President of Bharat’. Now, the Constitution’s Article 1 can state that “Bharat, which was India, shall be a Union of States.” Ramesh tweeted, “But today even this “Union of States” is under attack.
If this transition takes place, it won’t be the first time a nation has formally changed its name. Countries have done this before, frequently under the influence of politics, nationalism, or branding considerations. These modifications significantly affect how the world perceives and remembers certain countries.