June 7, 2023
Crucial Stakes: New Parliament, Sengol, And Battle For 39 Lok Sabha Seats | India News

The Sengol, destined for the brand new Parliament constructing, has ignited a contentious dispute between the ruling BJP and the Congress. The Centre has accused the Congress of disrespecting Indian traditions, whereas the grand outdated social gathering has dismissed the saffron social gathering’s allegations as baseless. Amidst the verbal sparring, the resplendent ‘Sengol’ has been relocated from the Allahabad Museum to the nationwide capital in preparation for the upcoming inauguration of the brand new Parliament constructing.

Notably, ‘Sengol’, which marked the image of the switch of energy from the British to India, might be stored as a legacy within the new Parliament constructing. Will probably be put in by the Prime Minister within the Lok Sabha, prominently near the Speaker’s podium. The brand new constructing of Parliament will witness Adheenam (Clergymen) from Tamil Nadu performing rituals and vesting PM Modi with the Sengol.

Congress Vs BJP

Congress chief Jairam Ramesh claimed no documented proof to indicate that the Sengol was handed over to former PM Jawahar Lal Nehru because the image of the switch of energy. “There’s NO documented proof in anyway of Mountbatten, Rajaji & Nehru describing this sceptre as a logo of the switch of British energy to India. All claims to this impact are plain and easy — BOGUS. Wholly and utterly manufactured within the minds of some and dispersed into WhatsApp, and now to the drum-beaters within the media,” mentioned Ramesh in a tweet.

Reacting to his tweet, Union Residence Minister Amit Shah accused the Congress of hating Indian traditions. “Why does the Congress social gathering hate Indian traditions and tradition a lot? A sacred Sengol was given to Pandit Nehru by a holy Saivite Mutt from Tamil Nadu to represent India’s freedom however it was banished to a museum as a ‘strolling stick’. Now, Congress has heaped one other shameful insult. The Thiruvaduthurai Adheenam, a holy Saivite Mutt, itself spoke in regards to the significance of the Sengol on the time of India’s freedom. Congress is asking Adheenam’s historical past as BOGUS! Congress must mirror on their behaviour,” mentioned Shah.

Sengol’s Tamil Nadu Connection

The historic sceptre ‘Sengol’ was obtained by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on August 14, 1947, to signify the image of the switch of energy from the Britishers to India. It was made by the Vummidi Bangaru Jewellers then. As per the official doc, Jawahar Lal Nehru was requested by Lord Mountbatten how the switch of powers could be symbolized. Nehru consulted C Rajagopalachari, the final Governor Basic of India, who informed him in regards to the ceremony carried out in the course of the Chola dynasty. Within the ceremony, the facility switch from one king to a different was depicted by handing over of ‘Sengol’. 

C Rajagopalachari was given a process by Jawahar Lal Nehru to rearrange the sceptre- the ‘Sengol’ and he then reached Thiruvaduthurai Atheenam in Tamil Nadu, “Vummidi Bangaru Chetty” jewellers manufactured the ‘Sengol’. The ‘Sengol’ is five-feet-long and has a ‘Nandi’ bull on the highest, which symbolises justice. Notably, a reproduction of the ‘Sengol’ continues to be stored by the descendants of Vummidi Bangaru. This iconic ceremony was reported by native in addition to worldwide media. Simply after the ceremony, PM Nehru delivered his well-known ‘Tryst with Future’ speech to the nation.

The five-foot lengthy intricately carved, unbending gold-plated silver sceptre, with a finial of Nandi (divine bull deity) on high, was specifically commissioned by the Thiruvaduthurai Adheenam. A reproduction of the Sengol continues to be stored within the Vummidi Bangaru Jewelry and maintained by the descendants of Vummidi Bangaru.

BJP, Tamil Nadu and Sengol

Congress chief Jairam Ramesh mentioned that the BJP is utilizing the Sengol to achieve a foot in Tamil Nadu. “The sceptre is now being utilized by the PM & 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,” he mentioned.

The BJP doesn’t have any Lok Sabha MPs from Tamil Nadu. The state has 39 Lok Sabha seats and the saffron social gathering desperately hopes for successful some parliamentary seats from the South as it would lose a number of Lok Sabha seats from the north within the 2024 polls owing to altered political equations. The BJP is out of energy in Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand. This may increasingly have an effect on the BJP’s Lok Sabha tally and thus if the social gathering manages to make inroads into south India, it could work wonders for the ruling social gathering. Within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the BJP stood second in 5 seats of Tamil Nadu – Coimbatore, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram, Kanyakumari and Thoothikuddy. The saffron social gathering will contest the polls in alliance with AIADMK. With a weaker opposition in Tamil Nadu following J Jayalalithaa’s demise, the BJP has adopted an aggressive posture within the state underneath the management of state social gathering chief Okay Annamalai. 

The top priest of Madurai Adheenam, Sri Harihara Desika Swamigal, who might be presenting the ‘Sengol’ to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has mentioned that Modi ought to return because the PM once more in 2024. This reveals that PM Modi and the BJP’s efforts are slowly bearing fruits and the individuals of Tamil Nadu are opening the door of their hearts for him.

Prime Minister Modi has displayed a eager involvement in Tamil Nadu’s affairs, exemplified by his energetic participation in occasions such because the Kashi Tamil Sangam and the inauguration of the Vande Bharat Categorical trains for the state. PM Modi has persistently lauded the Tamilian neighborhood and the Tamil language, hailing it as India’s oldest language and a logo of Indian tradition. With the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) presently out of energy from its ‘Gateway of the South’ (Karnataka), a profitable foray into the stronghold of Tamil Nadu would function a big enhance for the saffron brigade and yet one more accolade for Narendra Modi.