Sengol issue: BJP's 'fake factory' stands exposed, says Jairam Ramesh

Updated: Jun 9 2023 12:15PM

New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) The BJP's claim that the 'Sengol' was a symbol of transfer of power from the British to former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been exposed, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said on Friday citing an interview quoting a Tamil Nadu-based religious body's chief.

Citing the interview in a daily that quoted the head Swamigal of the Thiruvavaduthurai Adheenam, he said neither Lord Mountbatten nor C Rajagopalachari were present at the handing over of the 'Sengol' to Nehru.

The ceremonial sceptre was presented to Nehru at 10 pm on August 14, 1947, at his residence.