Lotus is symbol of India’s cultural identity, says Rajnath Singh dismissing objections to G20 logo

Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the lotus is not just a party symbol but connected to India’s cultural identity, as he slammed those creating a controversy over the presence of the flower’s image on the G20 logo. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled the logo on November 8. The Opposition Congress had accused the BJP of promoting its poll symbol – lotus.