New Delhi: Amid an outcry by the opposition events on Bhartiya Janata Get together for utilizing lotus as G20 summit brand controvery, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday, November 13, 2022, requested the opposition to keep in mind that Lotus is India’s Nationwide Flower, which additionally displays the nation’s tradition. He additionally questioned whether or not they should disregard the tradition as a result of it appears to be like like their celebration’s brand.
“They’re debating across the brand of the G20 Summit and are alleging that the Prime Minister has embossed the image of his celebration on it. Have they forgotten about freedom fighters who in 1857 had a roti (chapati) of their one hand and a lotus in one other?” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned.
“Even if the Lotus is our Nationwide Flower, ought to we neglect our tradition simply because it’s our celebration`s brand as nicely,” Rajnath Singh added.
The G20 brand for India’s presidency was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday through video convention. In response to an official authorities announcement, the flag’s vivid colors in India served as inspiration. Planet Earth is in comparison with the lotus, the nationwide flower of India, which symbolises development over obstacles.
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However ever because it was unveiled, the G20 brand and the Lotus that was part of it have drawn criticism. Veteran Congress chief and spokesperson Jairam Ramesh lashed out on the central authorities for utilizing the lotus image for India’s G20 Presidency, which additionally occurs to be the BJP’s celebration image, saying that the Prime Minister and BJP wouldn’t miss any alternative to “promote themselves shamefully.”
“Over 70 years in the past, Nehru rejected the proposal to make Congress flag the flag of India. Now, BJP`s election image has turn out to be the official brand for India`s presidency of G20!” Ramesh tweeted on Wednesday (November 10).
“Whereas surprising, we all know by now that Mr Modi and BJP received`t lose any alternative to advertise themselves shamelessly!” the tweet added.
Over 70 years in the past, Nehru rejected the proposal to make Congress flag the flag of India. Now,BJP’s election image has turn out to be official brand for India’s presidency of G20! Whereas surprising,we all know by now that Mr.Modi & BJP received’t lose any alternative to advertise themselves shamelessly!
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) November 9, 2022
Reacting to the aforesaid on the identical day, the BJP lambasted Congress saying the celebration has been insulting Indian tradition and Hinduism by disrespecting “lotus”. BJP Rajya Sabha MP and nationwide spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi had mentioned, “Lotus has been one of the vital necessary within the tradition of India for hundreds of years. If we need to turn out to be an mental superpower and an financial superpower, then we now have to imagine it. Goddess Lakshmi rests on the lotus. Goddess Saraswati additionally sits on the lotus. Those that speak about opposing the lotus, are actually insulting Indian tradition and Hinduism.”
“As soon as upon a time, the election image of Congress was cow and calf. Was the cow not an emblem of Indian tradition? However, but once more, they’re doing politics on a particular constitutional topic. This reveals how a lot disrespect they’ve in direction of parts of nationalism. They’re able to go to any extent to humiliate nationwide sentiments,” he added.
(With ANI inputs)