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Rahul Gandhi said the Indian national flag was under attack. The Congress leader used the tricolor as a reference to target the BJP-led center during the launch of his Bharat Jodo Yatra in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

Rahul Gandhi has accused the BJP and the RSS of using the tricolor for divisive politics. “Some people look at the flag and see three colors, a chakra, and a piece of cloth,” he said.

“India is not the imposition of an idea on its people. India is the history, language and culture of each person. India is the institution, the free media and the system judiciary that protects this flag.

“The flag guarantees every person protection and a free and fair life in this country, the right to practice any religion, to speak any language of their choice…but the BJP believe it is their personal property.”

Rahul searches Sitharaman
Recently, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman raised her objection to not finding Prime Minister Modi’s picture in a fair price shop in Telangana.

Without mentioning the incident, Rahul said that even though the country is facing “the worst economic crisis in its history, the highest unemployment rate ever”, the advertisements will never show it. “You will only see the image of the prime minister,” he said.

During his visit to Telangana, Sitharaman had claimed that the Center provided free rice to the poor under the leadership of the Prime Minister’s Garib Kalyan Yojana, so his picture should be placed on the bags.

However, the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti responded to Sitharaman’s request by pasting Prime Minister Modi’s images on gas cylinders alongside his award.