Vaiko condemns attempts to rename India as Bharat

Wednesday condemned attempts to change the name of the country from India to Bharat.

In a statement, he said the ploy to change the name was the first push towards “Hindu Rashtra”.

The Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has made the move to implement the game plan of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Hindutva, and it is condemnable, he said.