Reports from Indian media suggest that the Indian government is contemplating an official name change for the country, from “India” to “Bharat,” during a special session of Parliament.
Media outlets have pointed out that Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House) extended an invitation to the “President of Bharat” instead of the “President of India” for a G20 luncheon scheduled for September 9. This development has given rise to speculations about potential governmental actions in India.
Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Chief Minister of Assam, has also voiced support, stating, “Republic of Bharat – happy and proud that our civilization is boldly advancing towards Amrit Kaal.”
Furthermore, Mohan Bhagwat, the Chief of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), has endorsed the move. Bhagwat had previously advocated for using the term “Bharat” instead of “India,” arguing that this historically aligns with the country’s name.
It’s noteworthy that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed similar sentiments in the past.