Amid India vs. Bharat controversy, Cong MP Pramod Tiwari criticizes S Jaishankar


Congressman Pramod Tiwari stated on Wednesday that the Foreign Minister should learn history in response to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s call for everyone to read the Constitution amid the uproar over his use of “Bharat” rather than “India”
The External Affairs Minister is requesting to study the Constitution, the Congress leader claimed, but I would advise him to read the history.
This comes as EAM Jaishankar responded to the ongoing controversy that was started after Rashtrapati Bhawan sent out invites for a G20 dinner on September 9 on behalf of the “President of Bharat” in an exclusive interview with the sources that aired on Wednesday.
“India that is Bharat, it is there in the Constitution. Please, I would invite everybody to read it,” Jaishankar said.
The minister was asked about the opposition parties’ reaction and if the government is going to reposition India as Bharat coinciding with the G20 summit.
“Look when you say Bharat in a sense, a meaning and understanding and a connotation that comes with it and that is reflected in our Constitution as well,” Jaishankar said.
Responding to this, Congress leader Tiwari said, “…There have been bills and debates on it… The Foreign Minister is asking to read the Constitution but I would suggest that he should read history… I would say that you have given a cowardly statement on China from the country’s leadership… We have been saying that whoever wants to use ‘Bharat’, should use it… We reacted when one of your MPs said that Bharat should stay, and India should be removed…”
Opposition parties have alleged that the government was resorting to “drama” just because they got together and called their bloc as INDIA. BJP leaders have strongly supported the move by the government.