GoI renaming India as Bharat: Blatant attempt to distort history, says Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday launched a scathing attack against BJP and the government on the Rashtrapati Bhawan sending out invites for a G20 dinner of September 9 in the name of President of Bharat instead of the usual President of India.

She said that this is a blatant attempt to distort the history of India.

“I heard that today they have changed the name of ‘India’ to Bharat’. This is a blatant attempt to distort the history of the country. They are always trying to do this. But it is not acceptable to us,” the Chief Minister said while addressing a function on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day here on Tuesday afternoon.

Speaking on the occasion she also launched a scathing attack against the decision of the Governor C.V. Ananda Bose to appoint interim vice-chancellors for different state universities.

She also threatened to start economic blockades against those universities who will follow the instructions of the Governor, who by virtue of his chair is also chancellor of the state universities.

“We make the police and provide funds and you will do unnecessary interference in the university affairs. Now I want to give a straight caution that if any state university operates as per the directions of the Governor, I will create economic blockades for them. How will you pay the salaries then? If necessary I will personally lead an agitation in front of the Governor’s House,” the chief minister said.

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