On 11 July, 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 changing the composition of the national emblem’s four lions.
The opposition alleges that the lions of the Ashoka Pillar have been made cruel and aggressive. For this the lion’s mouth has been shown to be 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 denied these allegations.
At the same time, Sunil Devre, 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 at Sarnath. Sunil had made models of clay and thermocol for the pillars.
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 and not to any one person.
TMC MP said – Lion is aggressive and ugly
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 depicted 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 Ashok Singh. The real one is on the left, beautiful, really confident. On the right is Modi’s version, placed atop the new Parliament building – angry, unnecessarily aggressive and clumsy. Have some Shame! Change it immediately!
accused of hurting secularism
Earlier on Monday, the opposition had objected to the unveiling of the national emblem. The opposition alleged that PM Modi has violated the Constitution by unveiling it. Secularism suffered as the prime minister offered prayers according to Hindu rituals and no opposition leader was invited to the occasion.
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