Controversy over Ashoka Pillar of new Parliament building: Opposition said – Lions were changed in the national emblem, they were shown aggressive and cruel

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On July 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the national emblem Ashoka Pillar on the roof of the new Parliament House. The opposition has targeted the central government, accusing it of tampering with the structure of the pillar. Several opposition leaders have alleged that the constitution has been violated by altering the structure of the four lions of the national emblem.

The opposition alleges that the lions of the Ashoka Pillar have been made cruel and aggressive. For this, the lion’s mouth is shown more open, whereas, the lion’s mouth is not that open in the original Ashoka Pillar kept in the Sarnath Museum. However, the central government has rejected these allegations.

At the same time, Sunil Devre, who was involved in the process of making this column, has told a media channel that we have not made any changes at the behest of anyone. This is a copy of the pillar present in Sarnath. Sunil had prepared clay and thermocol models for the pillar.

Click here to know the features and story of Ashoka Pillar built on the new Parliament House

Jairam Ramesh said – the national symbol was insulted
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh has said that completely changing the character and nature of the lions on the Ashoka Pillar at Sarnath is a shameless insult to the national emblem of India. Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said that the Parliament and the national emblem belong to the people of India, not of one person.

TMC MPs said – Lion is aggressive and unformed
Trinamool Congress MPs Jawahar Sarkar and Mahua Moitra have alleged that the lions of the Ashoka Pillar were not displayed properly. Sarkar and Moitra have alleged that the lions of this Ashoka Pillar have been shown in an ‘aggressive’ and ‘formless’ manner.

Moitra said in his tweet that an attempt has been made to change from Satyamev Jayate to Singhamev Jayate.

Rajya Sabha MP Sarkar wrote on Twitter – Insult to our national symbol, the majestic Ashoka lions. The real one is on the left, beautiful, genuinely confident. The one on the right is Modi’s version, mounted atop the new Parliament building – annoyed, unnecessarily aggressive and clumsy. Have some Shame! Change it immediately!

allegation of hurting secularism
Earlier on Monday also, the opposition had objected to the unveiling of the national emblem. The opposition alleged that PM Modi violated the Constitution by unveiling it. Secularism got hurt as the prime minister offered prayers according to Hindu rituals and no opposition leader was invited for the occasion.

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