When Rashtrapati Bhawan sent out invites for a G20 dinner on September 9 on behalf of the “President of Bharat,” External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said, “India that is Bharat is mentioned in the Constitution.” He was subtly mocking the opposition parties for their remarks.
The minister claimed that the Constitution reflects the connotation of the word “Bharat” in an exclusive interview with ANI.
The Constitution clearly states that India is also known as Bharat. Please read it, everyone is invited, S. Jaishankar stated.
The minister was questioned over the response from the opposition parties and whether the government planned to rebrand India as Bharat in time for the G20 summit.