The Centre on Tuesday released G20 dinner invites sent in the name of "President of Bharat" instead of "President of India".
Following the release of the invites, the Congress slammed the Centre over the same.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh tweeted on X (formerly Twitter): "So the news is indeed true. Rashtrapati Bhawan has sent out an invite for a G20 dinner on September 9 in the name of "President of Bharat" instead of the usual "President of India".
He further tweeted: "Now, Article 1 in the Constitution can read: 'Bharat, that was India, shall be a Union of States'. But now even this 'Union of States' is under assault."
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.”…
Following his tweet, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president J P Nadda said, "Why does the Congress have objection to every subject related to the honor and pride of the country?"
Nadda tweeted: "Can we expect anything from a party which does not even know India's Preamble. Congress = Lack of respect for the Constitution and Dr Ambedkar. Shameful."
Can we expect anything from a party which does not even know India's Preamble....September 5, 2023
Congress = Lack of respect for Constitution and Dr. Ambedkar.
No constitutional objection: Tharoor
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that there is no constitutional objection to calling India "Bharat", but the government should not be so foolish to completely dispense with "India", which has incalculable brand value.
Congress aversed to Bharat, says Biswa
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "The Congress seems to have a strong aversion towards Bharat and the opposition alliance intentionally chose INDIA as its name with the aim of defeating "BHARAT".
Sarma posted on X: "Republic of Bharat — happy and proud that our civilisation is marching ahead boldly towards Amrit Kaal."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday asked a "flustered" BJP whether it would change the name of Bharat if the Opposition bloc INDIA rechristens itself "Bharat".
Kejriwal said, "There is no official information about it but I have heard rumours. Why is this happening? Some parties have come together to form the INDIA bloc. If INDIA alliance changes its name to Bharat, will they rename Bharat?" This is treason."