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Amitabh Bachchan joins 'Bharat' vs 'India' row with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' tweet; check details

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Jasleen Kaur -- September 05th 2023 02:44 PM
Amitabh Bachchan joins 'Bharat' vs 'India' row with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' tweet; check details

Amitabh Bachchan joins 'Bharat' vs 'India' row with 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' tweet; check details

Mumbai, September 5: In the midst of the ongoing 'Bharat' vs 'India' controversy, legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan's recent tweet has garnered attention from all his fans. On Tuesday, he took to X (formerly known as Twitter) and penned in Hindi, 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai."

Given the timing of his tweet amid the India-Bharat debate, it appears that Big B has expressed his support for the name change in favour of 'India.' Soon after Amitabh shared the tweet, several fans lauded the actor for his support.


Earlier in the day, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh also claimed that Rashtrapati Bhawan has sent out an invite for a G20 dinner on September 9 in the name of 'President of Bharat' instead of the usual 'President of India'. 

Jairam Ramesh accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “distorting history and dividing India” and said the objective of parties in the INDIA bloc is also "BHARAT -  Bring Harmony, Amity, Reconciliation And Trust."

“So the news is indeed true. Rashtrapati Bhawan has sent out an invite for a G20 dinner on Sept 9th in the name of 'President of Bharat' instead of the usual 'President of India'. Now, Article 1 in the Constitution can read: “Bharat, that was India, shall be a Union of States.” But now even this “Union of States” is under assault,” Ramesh said on ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter.

“Mr Modi can continue to distort history and divide India, that is Bharat, that is a Union of States. But we will not be deterred. After all, what is the objective of INDIA parties? It is BHARAT—Bring Harmony, Amity, Reconciliation And Trust. Judega BHARAT Jeetega INDIA!” he added.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar also lashed out at the Congress and said the country was Bharat and would always remain Bharat. 

"They have a problem with everything and I do not want to say anything for them. I am a 'Bharatwaasi', the name of my country was 'Bharat' and will remain 'Bharat' always. If Congress has a problem with this, they should find a cure for it themselves," the Union Minister said . 

Apart from it, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Harnath Singh Yadav said the entire country was demanding that the word 'Bharat' should be used instead of 'India'.

 “The word 'India' is an abuse given to us by the British whereas the word 'Bharat' is a symbol of our culture...I want there should be a change in our Constitution and the word 'Bharat' should be added to it," he said.

- ANI

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