Symbolic sceptre in Indian history
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Sengol is an gold-plated silver sceptre, installed in India's new Parliament House. It was originally gifted to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India on the eve of Independence, 14 August 1947, by a delegation of holy men from the Adheenam monastery. In 2023, incumbent prime minister Narendra Modi propagated an ahistorical narrative, claiming the Sengol as a symbol of the transfer of power from the British regime unto Indians, and installed it in the new Parliament.
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