Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Stresses on 'Bharat' Identity in India

Correspondent Correspondent
Tuesday, September 05, 2023
Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Stresses on 'Bharat' Identity in India
Assam CM Advocates Retaining 'Bharat' Name Amidst 'INDIA' Alliance Debate.
In a recent statement, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has emphasized the significance of retaining the name 'Bharat' for India, as enshrined in the Constitution. The Chief Minister's comments come amid discussions surrounding the 'INDIA' alliance and its implications for the country's identity.

Sarma pointed out that the Constitution explicitly states, "India, that is Bharat..." He underlined that the name 'Bharat' has a deep-rooted historical and cultural legacy that spans thousands of years. Consequently, he argued that there is no necessity to introduce a new name for the nation.

He further raised a thought-provoking question regarding the 'A' in the 'INDIA' alliance. Sarma noted that while the acronym 'INDIA' is used, the meaning of 'A' remains ambiguous. He suggested that what the Congress party has initiated is, in fact, the 'INDI Alliance,' alluding to the uncertainty surrounding the alliance's full name.

The Chief Minister emphasized the enduring nature of the name 'Bharat,' likening it to the constant presence of the sun and moon. In his view, the name 'Bharat' embodies the timeless essence of the nation and its rich cultural heritage.

Sarma's remarks have ignited a debate about the significance of preserving the name 'Bharat' in the face of evolving political alliances and discussions about India's identity. As the nation grapples with these complex issues, the enduring legacy of 'Bharat' remains a topic of considerable importance.