Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday alleged ration card holders had been being pressured to shop for the nationwide flag by means of the shopkeepers, and accused the BJP of marketing “nationalism” and hurting the deficient’s self-respect.
In a Facebook publish in Hindi, Mr Gandhi mentioned tricolour is our delight and it is living in each and every Indian’s center.
“Nationalism can by no means be offered. It is shameful that whilst giving ration, deficient are being requested to cough up Rs 20 for the tricolour,” Mr Gandhi alleged.
“Along with the tricolour, the BJP govt may be attacking the self-respect of the deficient of our nation,” the previous Congress leader mentioned as he shared a video purportedly appearing some ration card holders complaining about being pressured to pay Rs 20 to shop for the flag.
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He mentioned it is going to be unlucky if the celebrations for the seventy fifth anniversary of Independence develop into a burden at the deficient.
He, in a tweet in Hindi, mentioned it was once “shameful” to pressure the deficient to pay for the ‘Tiranga’ and deny them their meals.
‘Tiranga’ lives within the center of each and every Indian, Varun Gandhi mentioned in the similar tweet.
The central govt has advised folks to hoist or show the nationwide flag from their properties all over August 13-15 as a part of its ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ programme.
The BJP has been working a marketing campaign to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name a large luck.