‘Gandhi family kept Nehru as a stick’, Smriti Irani attacks Congress on Sengol
Sharing a video on Twitter, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the countrymen to share the video of the new Parliament House.
Union Minister Smriti Irani has hit out at the Congress for boycotting the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Speaking to media persons, Irani said on Friday that the Gandhi family had kept Sengol in a dark corner of a museum as ‘Nehruji’s stick’.
Sengol was kept in the museum as ‘Nehruji’s stick’
Smriti Irani said, “Sengol which is a symbol of our freedom was kept in a dark corner of a museum by the Gandhi family as the walking stick of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. I want to ask every Indian that keeping Sengol like this and describing it as a stick does not reflect what the Gandhi family thinks about the countries history and democracy. Therefore, it does not surprise us that the Gandhi family is instigating like-minded people not to attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building, he added.
While talking to ANI, the Union Minister took a jibe at the Congress by showing an old issue of Time magazine. He said, “This is the August 25, 1947 issue of Time magazine. I would like all our friends who are protesting against the opening of the new Parliament House to read this article and get some information about ‘Sengol’ and see what happened in 1947. By doing this drama, they are also opposing their own leader Jawaharlal Nehru.
Sengol will be kept in the new Parliament House
Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the new Parliament House to the nation on Sunday (May 28). Sengol, a symbol of the transfer of power from the British to India, will be kept as a legacy in the new Parliament House. Home Minister Amit Shah had told in a press conference on May 24 that PM Modi would establish ‘Sengol’ in the new Parliament House. It is being claimed that the British had transferred power to India through this Sengol at the time of independence.
The opposition boycotted the inauguration of the new parliament building
At the same time, demanding the inauguration from the President, the opposition has boycotted the inauguration ceremony. 19 opposition parties including the Congress party have announced to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament. The Congress has termed the absence of the President to inaugurate the new building as an insult to the Constitution.