Asean summit note uses ‘PM of Bharat’
After the row over the use of 'President of Bharat' instead of the traditional 'President of India' in the official dinner invitations sent to guests attending this week's G20 summit, a note on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Indonesia visit to attend the 20th Asean-India Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit has used the term "Prime Minister of Bharat". On Monday, Indi's opposition leaders lambasted the government for changing the name of the country in official communications after dinner invitations from President Droupadi Murmu sent to G20 guests mentioned her as 'President of Bharat' instead of India. The opposition leaders said that the government changed the name because they have named their alliance INDIA. Leaders of at least 28 opposition parties have formed an alliance to fight the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections unitedly. They have named their alliance INDIA – an acronym for Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance. "If the name of the alliance is changed to Bharat, will they change the name of Bharat to BJP?" asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, whose Aam Aadmi Party is also part of the INDIA bloc. Criticising the name change move, Kejriwal said that the country belongs to 140 crore people and not just to one party.