No Documented Proof On ‘Sengol’ Being…: Congress’s Counter To Centre

Congress claims “no proof” of ‘Sengol’ as image of switch of energy by the British to India.

New Delhi:

Congress chief Jairam Ramesh as we speak claimed there is no such thing as a documented proof of Lord Mountbatten, C Rajagopalachari and Jawaharlal Nehru describing the ‘Sengol’ as a logo of switch of energy by the British to India.

He additionally alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his drum-beaters are utilizing the ceremonial sceptre for his or her political ends in Tamil Nadu.

The ‘Sengol’ shall be put in near the Chair of the Lok Sabha speaker after the brand new Parliament constructing is inaugurated by PM Modi on Could 28, an occasion being attended by 25 political events, however 20 Opposition events, together with the Congress, are boycotting.

On Thursday, the BJP had alleged that the Congress displayed disregard for Hindu traditions by calling the sacred ‘Sengol’ a “golden stick gifted” to India’s first Prime Minister Nehru and tucking it away in a museum.

The vesting of the “sacred ‘Sengol'” with Nehru, on the eve of India’s Independence, was the precise second of switch of energy from the British to India, BJP chief Amit Malviya had mentioned.

On Twitter, Ramesh mentioned, “The sceptre is now being utilized by the PM (prime minister) and his drum-beaters for his or her political ends in Tamil Nadu. That is typical of this brigade that embroiders details to swimsuit its twisted targets. The true query is why is President Droupadi Murmu not being allowed to inaugurate the brand new Parliament.”

He claimed {that a} majestic sceptre conceived of by a spiritual institution within the Madras province and crafted in Madras metropolis (now Chennai) was certainly offered to Jawaharlal Nehru in August 1947.

“There isn’t a documented proof by any means of Mountbatten, Rajaji and Nehru describing this sceptre as a logo of switch of British energy to India. All claims to this impact are plain and easy — bodgus,” he mentioned.

“Wholly and fully manufactured within the minds of some and dispersed into WhatsApp, and now to the drum-beaters within the media. Two of the best Rajaji students with impeccable credentials have expressed shock,” the Congress common secretary communications mentioned.

Whereas asserting the boycott, the Opposition events had mentioned the prime minister’s determination to inaugurate it by himself, “fully sidelining President Droupadi Murmu, will not be solely a grave insult however a direct assault on our democracy which calls for a commensurate response”.

“Is it any shock that the brand new Parliament is being consecrated with sometimes false narratives from WhatsApp College? The BJP-RSS distorians stand uncovered but once more with most claims, minimal proof,” Congress common secretary communications Ramesh mentioned in his tweet.

He mentioned the sceptre offered to Nehru was later saved for show on the Allahabad Museum. What Jawaharlal Nehru mentioned there on December 14, 1947 is a matter of public report regardless of no matter labels might say, Mr Ramesh mentioned.