Congress vs BJP over Sengol sceptre; know controversy over ‘twisted’ historical past


The New Parliament constructing is about to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, May 28, and probably the most historic and distinctive components of the ceremony is the golden Sengol sceptre, set to be positioned close to the seat of the Speaker.

PM Modi can be putting the historic Sengol close to the Speaker’s seat within the Parliament tomorrow, Union Home Minister Amit Shah revealed throughout a press briefing. Shah additionally talked in regards to the historic significance of the Sengol, and the way it turned a logo of Independent India.

According to the historical past of the Sengol, it was handed over to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru by British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten to suggest the handing over of the ability from British to India after the Independence battle.

However, Congress has identified a number of discrepancies within the historic significance of the Sengol, saying that the ruling BJP has “twisted” the historical past of the golden sceptre. Here is all you must know in regards to the controversy over the Sengol.

Congress vs BJP over Sengol in New Parliament constructing

According to the historical past of the Sengol sceptre in Independent India, the BJP mentioned that it was a logo of the switch of energy from British to India, and the thought of creating the sceptre was put ahead by freedom fighter C Rajagopalchari and Jawaharlal Nehru.

However, the Congress social gathering mentioned that there is no such thing as a proof of Jawaharlal Nehru, Lord Mountbatten or C Rajagopalchari ever calling the Sengol a “symbol of Independence”, terming the claims made by the BJP as “completely bogus”.



Congress chief Jairam Ramesh took to Twitter and mentioned, “All claims to this effect are plain and simple — BOGUS. Wholly and completely manufactured in the minds of a few and dispersed into WhatsApp, and now to the drum-beaters in the media. Two of the finest Rajaji scholars with impeccable credentials have expressed surprise.”

Meanwhile, the BJP has caught to the Sengol’s historic background, with many seers and monks making their strategy to Delhi from Tamil Nadu to the ceremony of the set up of the sceptre within the New Parliament constructing.

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Nilesh Desai
Nilesh Desai
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