No difference between ‘India and Bharat’: Adhir Chowdhury


Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Tuesday that nobody should try to create an unnecessary rift between ‘India’ and ‘Bharat’ as there is no difference between the two as per the Constitution of India. While speaking in the Lok Sabha at the new Parliament complex on the second day of the five-day special session, Chowdhury read the Preamble in the new Parliament building. “This Constitution is no less than the Gita, Quran, and Bible for us. Article 1 says, “India, that is, Bharat, shall be a Union of States.” It means that there is no difference between India and Bharat. It will be better if nobody tries to unnecessarily create a rift between the two,” he said.
The controversy was triggered after the invitation for the G20 dinner was sent out in the name of the President of ‘Bharat’ and not India. The debate started after Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan shared on X, formerly Twitter, a G20 dinner invite in which Droupadi Murmu was described as ‘President of Bharat’. After the Cabinet approved the Women’s Reservation Bill, the Congress leader said that demand for the Women’s Reservation Bill was initiated by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and Sonia Gandhi.