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A fresh row erupted on Tuesday over the national emblem — the Ashok Stambh — atop the new Parliament building.

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with the opposition accusing the government of giving a menacing look to the sculpture with “muscular, aggressive” lions

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and insulting the symbol, while the BJP dismissed it as yet another conspiracy to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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“To completely change the character and nature of the lions on Ashok’s pillar at Sarnath is nothing but a brazen insult to India’s National Symbol,”

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“The new statue is an adaptation of an ancient sculpture Lion Capital of Ashok at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, dating back to 250 BC.

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Truth be told, transition from Satyameva Jayate to Sanghimeva Jayate has long been completed in spirit,” Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra said.

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As the controversy rages, News18 takes a trip down memory lane to better understand India’s national emblem:

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Hitting back at the opposition, BJP chief spokesperson Anil Baluni said the real reason behind the opposition’s