Home Politics Unraveling the Story: Why Nitish Kumar Disagreed with the Name ‘INDIA’ – Exploring the Controversy

Unraveling the Story: Why Nitish Kumar Disagreed with the Name ‘INDIA’ – Exploring the Controversy

by khushahal vishwakarma
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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar proposed the name “Indian Main Front” to keep the opposition alliance intact.

Nitish Kumar, the Chief Minister of Bihar, had no problem with the abbreviation “IND” (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance), which replaced the UPFA (United Progressive Front Alliance) in the two-day crucial meeting of 26 opposition parties that concluded in Bangalore on Tuesday.

According to inside sources, the suggested name for the new coalition was “Indian Main Front.” Changing the name of the coalition formed in 2004 is a significant moment as the existence of the UPFA came to an end after two decades – before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Selecting a new name was a major decision, and it was formally proposed on Monday, followed by extensive discussions on Tuesday. Read more: ‘India’: How Rahul and Mamata brought the name for the opposition alliance?

As reported, Nitish Kumar initially disagreed with “India” but later said, “Alright, if everyone agrees to it (the name ‘india) then its fine


What was behind the name “india”?
1. Before the official announcement of the name in the press conference after the two-day meeting, some leaders tweeted about the new name. However, they used “Democratic” instead of “Developmental.”

2. The BJP resolved disputes and strengthened its argument that all opposition parties have their distinct agendas.

3. According to leaders present in the meeting, Mamata Banerjee proposed the name “Bharat.”

4. Congress leader Supriya Shrinate stated that the Congress is not taking credit for this name; it actually came from Rahul Gandhi, who put forth the argument for “Bharat” after considering several names.

5. Nitish Kumar opposed “Bharat” because of the “ND” abbreviation, which stands for “Democratic” in the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance.

6. VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan suggested “Save India Alliance” or “Secular India Alliance.” MDMK leader Vaiko proposed “Indian People’s Front,” while Nitish Kumar suggested “Indian Main Front,” and CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury favored “V for India.”*

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