Wrong claims on Sengol causing anguish: TN pontiff

Updated: May 26 2023 8:30PM

Chennai, May 26 (PTI) The Sengol was handed over to Lord Mountbatten and then it was presented to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1947 to symbolise transfer of power from British and wrong claims made in this respect by some people caused sadness, the head of a Tamil Nadu monastery said here on Friday.

Speaking to reporters here, Tiruvavaduthurai Aadeenam, Ambalavana Desika Paramacharya Swami said the Sengol that that was away from the gaze of people would now be prominently displayed in Parliament for the world to see.

This was the first response of the pontiff following the political controversy that erupted over the Sengol.