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“From Gandhi to Godse…”: Opposition react to the installation of national emblem on new Parliament building; BJP says ‘It’s politically motivated’

Here is how Opposition reacted after PM Modi unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building on Monday.

Neha Singh

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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.”

Here is who said what:

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.

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Talking about the preparation of the emblem, the concept sketch and process of casting of it on the roof of the new Parliament building has gone through eight different stages which includes clay modeling/computer graphic to bronze casting and polishing.
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