Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Kangana Ranaut have come out in favor of the possible preparation of the government to remove India from the name of the country and keep only Bharat. Posting on social media, Kangana said that in 2021, she predicted that the name of the country would soon be changed from India to just Bharat.
T 4759 – 🇮🇳 भारत माता की जय 🚩— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 5, 2023
Kangana has shared a screenshot of an old interview on X, in which she expressed her desire to change the country’s name two years ago. She said, ‘The name India was given to us by the British, so the country should be called Bharat.’ Sharing her old tweet, Kangana has congratulated everyone. He wrote, “Congratulations to everyone, we all got freed from slavery.” Jay Bharat.’
My guru said it decades ago, I am nothing but mere dust of his feet, he is on Kailash yatra, he doesn’t know yet but this remarkable change of the name of this nation will bring him tears of joy, he will be returning not to India but to his beloved Bharat 🇮🇳 #Bharat #भारत https://t.co/B2v63jT7r9— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) September 5, 2023
Kangana further said, ‘The name Bharat is correct. But what is the meaning of India? They (English) called us Red Indians, because Indian in old English means slavery. They named us India because that was our new identity, given to us by the British. In the old dictionary also the meaning of India was called Das but now it has been changed. This is not our name, we are Bhartiya, not Indians.’
Kangana made this tweet at a time when speculations are going on about the government’s preparations to remove the country’s name India and keep it only Bharat. The G-20 meeting is being held in Delhi on September 9 and 10. An invitation card has been sent from Rashtrapati Bhavan to the members who will attend the dinner of this meeting. In the invitation card sent by the President, instead of ‘President of India’, ‘President of Bharat’ is written.
Before Kangana, actor Amitabh Bachchan wrote on social media, ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai.’ Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has also expressed his support for the unification of India.
India vs Bharat debate is currently trending on social media. Some people are in favor of removing India from the official name of the country while others are against it. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is in favor of keeping the country’s name as Bharat, while the opposition Congress and other parties are against it.