Mamata Banerjee the Chief Minister of West Bengal has raised concerns about the recent use of “Bharat” in official communication instead of “India.” She questioned the sudden change and emphasized that both names have been used interchangeably for a long time. She pointed out that in English we commonly refer to our country as India, while in Hindi it’s often called “Bharat ka Samvidhan.”
Mamata Banerjee argued that there’s no need for this change as world knows our country as India. She expressed her doubts about the reasons behind this decision and mentioned that it seems like an attempt to rewrite the country’s history.
Controversy Over G20 Dinner Invitation
The controversy arose due to a G20 dinner invitation addressed to the “President of Bharat” instead of India. The G20 Summit, hosted by India scheduled for September 9 and 10 and numerous world leaders including US President Joe Biden will be attending.
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जन गण मन अधिनायक जय हे, भारत भाग्य विधाता
— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 5, 2023
Political Criticism and Accusations
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan shared this invitation on social media and it received criticism from various quarters. The Congress party in particular accused the government of being “scared” of the INDIA bloc and using the issue to divert attention from pressing concerns like inflation and unemployment.
Additionally, Mamata Banerjee criticized Governor CV Ananda Bose, claiming that he is holding back bills passed by the state assembly. This reflects the ongoing political tensions in the region.