Mumbai/IBNS: Soon after the buzz over Bharat, megastar Amitabh Bachchan‘s new post related to the same divided the internet Tuesday with social media users linking it to the latest political row over a G20 dinner invite.
“Bharat Mata Ki Jai (victory to Mother India),” Bachchan posted on X, formerly Twitter, this afternoon, a remark that came amid an opposition uproar over the dinner invite mentioning “President of Bharat”.
It is the first time this term has been used replacing the traditional “President of India” in an official invite.
According to officials, this is the first such change in Indian nomenclature for any official event.
Some commented “Bharat” while others wrote “India” under BignB’s post, taking sides in what has emerged as the latest flashpoint between the centre and opposition camp.
The term “Bharat” is mentioned in the Constitution, officials pointed out citing Article 1 of the Constitution which says “India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States.”
The invitation by president Droupadi Murmu was sent to foreign leaders and chief ministers attending the G20 summit in Delhi this weekend.
The mega event will see US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and other world leaders attending.