Prakash Raj defies BJP with before and after pictures of national emblem

Actor Prakash Raj, in his “#justasking” series on Thursday, took a dig at the central government regarding the national emblem atop the new Parliament building in New Delhi. It is no news that Prakash Raj is a vocal critic of the saffron party. The actor-filmmaker has been using the hashtag “justskating” on Twitter to raise questions on various issues in the BJP-led government.

In his latest Twitter post, Prakash Raj shared ‘before’ and ‘now’ pictures of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman. In the latter, both the Hindi deities were depicted aggressively. This was followed by comparative drawings of the national emblem placed atop the new Parliament building.

Sharing the collage of the above comparisons on the micro-blogging site, Prakash Raj wrote, “Where are we going, just asking.”

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The tweet did not go down well among BJP supporters, who trolled the actor with an array of memes. Supporting the BJP’s move to aggressively display Ashoka’s lions, many said, “Sher hai to sher jaisa dinke hai, billi thodi hai (A lion should look like one. It’s not a cat).”

Not only Prakash Raj, but the brutal makeover of the national emblem whose cast was unveiled by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi Earlier this week, criticism has also been received from opposition parties.

The opposition accused the BJP of distorting the national emblem by replacing the “beautiful and regularly self-confident” Ashokan lions with those with a dangerous and aggressive posture. The BJP in its defense has denied all the allegations and termed it as yet another “conspiracy” to target PM Narendra Modi.

The new lion statue of Ashoka is an adaptation of the ancient sculpture ‘Lion Capital of Ashoka’ at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, and dates back to 250 BCE.

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