Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has once again advocated for the concept of ‘Akhand Bharat’ (Undivided India), asserting that it will eventually become a reality in the years to come.
In response to a student’s inquiry during an event held in Nagpur, Mohan Bhagwat refrained from specifying an exact timeline for the realization of Akhand Bharat. He emphasized that diligent efforts towards this goal will bring about its materialization, possibly within the lifetime of those working towards it. Bhagwat indicated that the changing geopolitical landscape might lead those who had previously separated from India to reconsider their decision and yearn to rejoin the country. He emphasized that being India involves embracing its inherent nature.
This statement by the RSS chief emerges amidst a debate regarding a potential name change, initiated after Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan shared a G20 dinner invitation on X (formerly known as Twitter), which referred to Droupadi Murmu as the ‘President of Bharat.’ This sparked allegations from the Opposition, suggesting that the Modi government intends to drop ‘India’ and adopt only ‘Bharat’ as the nation’s name.
It’s worth noting that Mohan Bhagwat had recently advocated for using the term ‘Bharat’ instead of ‘India,’ asserting that the country has historically been referred to as ‘Bharat,’ regardless of the language used. He stressed the need to transition from ‘India’ to ‘Bharat’ in all practical domains to bring about this change.