The Narendra Modi-led government is likely to bring a resolution for changing India's official name to 'Bharat' during the special session of Parliament, scheduled from September 18-22, APA reports citing The Economic Times.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also confirmed that the official G20 dinner invitations from the Indian President have been sent under the name of 'President of Bharat' instead of the usual 'President of India'.
BJP Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Bansal pitched the proposal during the recently concluded monsoon session in the Upper House, saying that the name 'India' is a symbol of "colonial slavery" and "should be removed from the Constitution".
“The British changed Bharat's name to India. Under Article 1, the Constitution states: 'India, that is Bharat'. Our country has been known by the name 'Bharat' for thousands of years ... it is this country's ancient name and is found in ancient Sanskrit text ..