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India, that is, Bharat

Not “India”, but “Bharat!” According to reliable sources, the Modi Govt may soon officially rename our country as “Bharat”, after the name of the legendary Hindu King Bharat, from whose name the word “Bharatvarsha” is derived. In the meantime, Mohan Bhagwat of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asserted strongly that “Not India, but Bharat should be the official name of this Country.” Thereafter, the central Government has organised a dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan on September 9 night for the G20 attendees. The invitation letter, which has been signed off and sent by the Honourable President Smt. Droupadi Murmu, mentions her designation as “President of the Republic of Bharat”, instead of “President of Republic of India”.Strong speculations has started in Delhi’s diplomatic circles about this.

According to inputs, a special session of the parliament has been called on 18th September. In that session only, this civilisational change will occur. Meanwhile, the names of various important Roads, Stations etc. have been changed to shed off the culture of slavery under the aegis of various central and State Governments. The civilisational names of these cities has been brought back. For instance, Allahabad has been renamed as Prayagraj. Now the BJP is trying to bring back the glorious civilisational name of our country also, or so do experts think. This hint was first given by PM Narendra Modi on his Indepence Day Speech, where he had appealed to the common public to free themselves from “five forms of slavery”, besides “focussing on the sustainable growth and development of the Country.” However this is not something entirely new either. The reserved aircrafts used by the Honourable President, Honourable Vice-President, and the Honourable Prime Minister also has “Bharat” written on it instead of “India”. On 1st September, the RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had appealed to the public in Guwahati that “Our country’s name, for generations, have been Bharat. Whatever be the language, the name should be Bharat only.”

Batting on the same pitch, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said “Republic of Bharat. It is good to think that, our civilisation is heading towards Amrit-kaal.”

Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said “Our country’s name is Bharat. No one should have an iota of confusion or doubt about it. Congress has a problem with everything.” BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav claimed “The Constitution Framers made a mistake by putting 2 words in Article 1 of the Constitution.The Oxford Dictionary describes India as a land of poor and uneducated people. The British used to call Ind or India to the Countries they enslaved.” He further added, “In Indiana or Indonesia the Indus River was not nearby, how did the word Ind join them?”

Meanwhile, speculations are rife about “One Nation, One Election”. If the bill is passed, from then onwards Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha polls will take place simultaneously. In the midst of the ongoing speculations, the above news came up. Anti-Modi political parties have already formed an alliance called I.N.D.I.A for the upcoming 24th Lok Sabha Elections. Pm Modi went so far as to compare it with Muslim Radicalist Group Indian Mujahideen, explaining that not everyone who has “INDIA” in their names becomes a patriot. Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said “Then the news is true. The Modi Government has organised a dinner on the occassion of the G20 summit. In the invitation letter, President of India has been printed as President of Bharat. This means Article No. 1 of the Constitution, from now on, should be read ‘Bharat, that is, Bharat’.”

According to a section of the political circle, if the BJP brings this bill to the parliament, it will be understood that the duo of Modi and Shah has made a good move before the 2024 General Assembly Elections. There is no question of opposition from the countrymen because the word “Bharat” is in their DNA. To oppose it, the opposition has to go against the sentiments of the people of their own country. The BJP again strongly asserted that the name “India” was given by the looter English East India Company and brings back the memories of foreign subjugations and torture. The BJP is thus keen to achieve double goal with a single stroke: First, to make the name of the opposition alliance I.N.D.I.A irrelevant to the people of the country and second, to walk on the path of Hindutva and revive the Ancient civilisational name of the Country. If they can successfully do this, the opposition alliance will go on the back-foot again. It does not seem that the Saffron camp will leave any stone unturned to achieve this mileage before the 24th Lok Sabha Polls.

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