New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the national emblem cast atop the new Parliament building on Monday (July 11),several opposition parties started questioning the new design in which the four lions have bared their fangs.
However, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) dismissed the claim and called it politically motivated.
BJP chief spokesperson and national media in-charge Anil Baluni said that “it is unfortunate that the opposition parties have come out with another set of unfounded allegations, which smacks of their political motive.”
This morning, I had the honour of unveiling the National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament. pic.twitter.com/T49dOLRRg1
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 11, 2022
Here is who said what:
मूल कृति के चेहरे पर सौम्यता का भाव तथा अमृत काल में बनी मूल कृति की नक़ल के चेहरे पर इंसान, पुरखों और देश का सबकुछ निगल जाने की आदमखोर प्रवृति का भाव मौजूद है।
हर प्रतीक चिन्ह इंसान की आंतरिक सोच को प्रदर्शित करता है। इंसान प्रतीकों से आमजन को दर्शाता है कि उसकी फितरत क्या है। pic.twitter.com/EaUzez104N
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) July 11, 2022
From Gandhi to Godse; From our national emblem with lions sitting majestically & peacefully; to the new national emblem unveiled for the top of the new Parliament building under construction at Central Vista; Angry lions with bared fangs.
This is Modi’s new India! pic.twitter.com/cWAduxPlWR
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 12, 2022
— Mahua Moitra (@MahuaMoitra) July 12, 2022
National emblem on the new Parliament building
According to the reports, it is said that the emblem is made of bronze with a total weight of 9500 kilogram and is 6.5 metres in height.
Also, to support the emblem, a supporting structure of steel weighing around 6500 kg has been constructed.