There are rumors that the Centre may propose renaming India as Bharat during the upcoming Parliament session from September 18–22. Amitabh Bachchan expressed his support for the idea by saying “Bharat Mata ki Jai” on social media.
Amitabh Bachchan Twitted:
“🇮🇳 भारत माता की जय 🚩”
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to have “Team Bharat” written on Indian players’ jerseys instead of “Team India.”
I have always believed a name should be one which instills pride in us.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 5, 2023
We are Bhartiyas ,India is a name given by the British & it has been long overdue to get our original name ‘Bharat’ back officially. I urge the @BCCI @JayShah to ensure that this World Cup our players have… https://t.co/R4Tbi9AQgA
This call for renaming India as Bharat is not new; it was raised in the Parliament earlier this year by BJP Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Bansal. Other MPs, like Harnath Singh Yadav, have also supported the change, citing that “Bharat” better represents Indian culture. Yadav expressed the desire for a constitutional amendment to officially replace “India” with “Bharat.”