The G-20 summit of the world’s 20 industrialized and developing economies will be held for two days from September 9 to 10 in New Delhi, the capital of India. The President of India, Draupadi Murmu, has sent formal invitations for the dinner to the guests invited to the conference.
However, in this invitation letter, in place of the title of the President of India, instead of ‘President of India’, ‘President of Bharat’ has been written. Through this, the question has arisen, is the name of ‘India’ changing to ‘Bharat’? (India is known as ‘India’ everywhere except Bangladesh or South Asia).
However, changing the country’s name will not be so easy, said India’s constitutional expert and former general secretary of the Lok Sabha, PDT Akhari.
He told news agency ANI that to change the name, several amendments should be brought in the constitution.
This expert also said that the word ‘Bharat’ is mentioned only in Article-1 of the Constitution of India. That too is descriptive. It reads ‘India, this is Bharat.’
But what if trying to change the name? In response to such a question, this expert said, ‘They should bring amendments to the constitution. Clause-1 should be amended and other clauses should be amended accordingly. Go wherever the word India is. You can only use one name for the country field. There is no chance to change one name with another. This will create confusion not only in India but in the whole world.
He also said, ‘India is known as the Republic of India at the United Nations. If they want to use the Republic of Bharat in the United Nations, then the constitution should be changed and the relevant countries should be informed about this and say – our name has changed.’
Meanwhile, a special session of the Lok Sabha (Legislative Chamber) will be held in India for 5 days on September 18. It is assumed that the issue of name change may be raised there!