Amid India-Bharat row, 'PM of Bharat' in ASEAN-India summittext_fields
New Delhi: Amid the dispute over the India-Bharat names, the Congress said on Tuesday that the government was "confused" when it referred to Narendra Modi as "the Prime Minister of Bharat at the 20th ASEAN-India summit".
Shortly after BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra revealed a paper about Modi's trip to Indonesia, in which he is referred to as the "Prime Minister of Bharat," the opposition launched their criticism.
Modi will be leaving for Indonesia on Wednesday night to attend the 20th ASEAN-India Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit.
In a post on X, Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “Look at how confused the Modi government is! The Prime Minister of Bharat at the 20th ASEAN-India summit.” “All this drama just because the Opposition got together and called itself INDIA,” he said.
The reference to Modi as the “Prime Minister of Bharat” comes close on the heels of a G20 invite for a dinner on September 9 in the name of the “President of Bharat”, which triggered a row as opposition parties alleged the government is planning to drop India and stay with just Bharat as the country’s name.
With PTI inputs