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KBC 14: Which phrase is stated as our country’s name, in Article 1 of the Constitution?


Republic of India

India, that is Bharat

Bharat, a dominion

Union of India

Answer: India, that is Bharat

Article 1 of the Indian constitution says – “India, that is Bharat, shall be a Union of States”.

This provision deals with two things – (1) Name, (2) Type of Polity. Bharat and India are both names mentioned in the Constitution.

There was no unanimity in the Constituent Assembly with regard to the name of the country. Some members suggested the traditional name (Bharat) while others advocated the modern name (India). Hence, the constituent assembly had to adopt a mix of both (‘India, that is, ‘Bharat’).