‘Compare 2D image to 3D structure’: BJP hits back at opposition over national emblem casting

After the Trinamool Congress (TMC) lambasted the Center over the casting of the national emblem, installed atop the new parliament building, the BJP hit back, accusing the opposition of playing petty politics.

On Tuesday, TMC MPs Jawhar Sircar and Mahua Moitra accused the Center of insulting the national emblem by installing an “aggressive” and “disproportionate” likeness of Ashoka’s lion capital.

Responding to criticism, BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya said the emblem atop the new parliament building is an adaptation of Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.

“The national emblem atop the new Indian Parliament Building is an adaptation of Sarnath’s lion capital, Asoka, which is housed in the Sarnath Museum. There is simply no change. Opposition compares images 2D printed to a towering 3D structure. They lost it,” he said.

Meanwhile, BJP national spokesperson Shehzad Jai Hind claimed that Sunil Deore, the sculptor, reiterated that there is no difference in the national emblem.

In a tweet, he said: “Sunil Deore, the sculptor, reiterated that there is no difference in the national emblem which is based on the original lion capital of Sarnath and explains the difference when you see the same emblem from ground level and eye level. Will the opposition stop petty politics?”

“The opposition has a habit of politicizing everything for its electoral benefits. When the Central Vista project was announced, many petitions were filed by the entire opposition,” BJP spokesman Sanju Verma said. , at India Today.

Congress, CPI(M) and AIMIM also criticized Prime Minister Modi’s inauguration of the national emblem, calling it a “violation” of the Constitution, which provides for the separation of powers between the executive and the legislature.


The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said the 6.5 meter high emblem is made of bronze and weighs 9,500 kg. It was cast atop the central hearth of the building and a steel load-bearing structure weighing approximately 6,500 kg was built to support it.

The concept sketch and casting process for the national emblem on the roof of the new Parliament building went through eight different stages of preparation, from clay modeling and computer graphics to casting and polishing bronze, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

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