Sculptor Sunil Deore refuted the reports, said – no change was made in the national emblem


The Narendra Modi government received a lot backlash after Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the national emblem at the top of the new Parliament building. The opposition tried to make an issue of it and accused the government of changing constitutional signs to propagate its own ideology.

Prominent sculptor Sunil Deore who has been worked on the new mould of the national emblem has come out to defend the replica.

Sculptor Sunil Deore

Opposition parties have been condemning the central government, claiming that the newly installed Ashoka emblem has a very aggresive postuting and it looks like a violent animal contrary to which the original Ashoka Stambh had calming posture.

Responding to the allegations in a recent interview with a leading news channel, Deore claimed that the government has not played any role in the amendment of the statue. “The newly unveiled emblem is a replica of its original structure set up at Sarnath. Before starting his project, the original sculpture was thoroughly examined and analyzed”, he said.

Earlier Cabinet minister Hardeep Puri came out to defend the government amid the all negative comment it has been recieving. Hardeep said in a tweet, the national emblem in question has not been modified, however it has been resized and adjusted in way suitable to be mounted over a building. “One needs to appreciate the effect of angle, height and scale while comparing the two structures. If one looks at the emblem of Sarnath So someone discussed below would seem calm or angry.

Defending the allegation of “change” in the expression of the lions in the symbol, Deore said the slight difference in expressions came due to different angle from which the shots were taken.

Talking about the project, he further said, ‘I did not get the contract directly from the government. I was given the contract by Tata Project Limited.”

Support Indian Spectator, follow us on Google News. Submit your opinion and guest articles on

Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar
Abhishek Kumar is a final year undergraduate student at the University of Delhi, where he is studying English Honors. He is passionate about literature and language, and enjoys researching stories. Laziest in our team and he loves coffee.

Latest News

What Are the Root Causes of the Khalistan Issue in India-Canada Relations

The relationship between India and Canada finds itself in turbulent waters, primarily due to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's alarming...

Is One Nation One Election (ONOE) the Future? An analysis

One Nation One Election is not a new idea. In fact, the first-ever general elections for both the Lok...

PhonePe’s Indus App store Takes on Tech Giants Google and Apple in Epic App Store Battle

In a groundbreaking move that could reshape the mobile app distribution landscape, PhonePe, the fintech powerhouse under Walmart's umbrella,...

NIA Takes Action: Confiscates Property of Pro-Khalistani Leader Gurpatwant Singh Pannun in Punjab

New Delhi, September 23, 2023 - The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has moved decisively by seizing the assets belonging...

The Surprising Side Effects of Drinking Chai on an Empty Stomach: Is it Truly Beneficial?

In a tea-loving nation like ours, the daily ritual of sipping a steaming cup of chai is a cherished...

A Big Step for Women: Lok Sabha Approves Women Reservation Bill, Rajya Sabha Next

New Delhi, September 23, 2023 - In a historic move towards gender equality and enhancing women's participation in Indian...

Understanding the Foundations: An Overview of Indian Economic History

India's economic saga is a rich tapestry, woven with threads of history, resilience, and transformation. To truly appreciate the...

Sonia Gandhi Unveils Congress’s Six Guarantees Before Telangana Assembly Election

As the political landscape in India gears up for the forthcoming Telangana Assembly election, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia...