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Shashi Tharoor suggests opposition bloc be called 'BHARAT' after row over India name change
Shashi Tharoor
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Shashi Tharoor suggests opposition bloc be called 'BHARAT' after row over India name change

| @indiablooms | 07 Sep 2023, 12:26 am

New Delhi/IBNS: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor Wednesday took a swipe at the government over the speculated 'Bharat' name change row, saying the opposition bloc could call itself the "Alliance for Betterment, Harmony And Responsible Advancement for Tomorrow (BHARAT)" and then perhaps the ruling party might stop the "fatuous game of changing names".

In a post on X, Tharoor said, "We could of course call ourselves the Alliance for Betterment, Harmony And Responsible Advancement for Tomorrow (BHARAT). Then perhaps the ruling party might stop this fatuous game of changing names."

The Congress is a constituent of the opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA).

The suspense over the agenda of the Parliament's special session has triggered speculation on the country's name change.

The trigger was President Droupadi Murmu's invitation to G20 leaders where she has been described as "President of Bharat".

The next day, a document surfaced that saw PM Modi being described as a "Prime Minister of Bharat".

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