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On Friday, Congress attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sharing a historical fact involving India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the tricolor, calling it “hypocrisy”. While calling on the people of India to hoist or display the tricolor at home between August 13 and 15, Prime Minister Modi released a photo of the first tricolor unfurled by Nehru and details of official communications leading up to the adoption. of the tricolor as the national flag. flag.

“Today, July 22 holds a special significance in our history. It was on this day in 1947 that our national flag was adopted. Sharing some interesting nuggets of history including details of the committee associated with our Habs and the first Habs deployed by Pandit Nehru,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

He added, “Today we remember the courage and monumental efforts of all those who dreamed of a flag for free India when we were fighting colonial rule. We reiterate our commitment to realizing their vision and building the India of their dreams.

The series of tweets prompted a scathing response from Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Jairam Ramesh.

“The hypocrisy of Zindabad!” the Congress leader wrote on Twitter.

“From someone who destroys the livelihoods of those who make national flags out of Khadi, once described by Nehru as India’s freedom livery.”

He added, “From someone who was a pracharak in the organization that took 52 years to raise the national flag in Nagpur!

The Indian Flag Code of 2002 was amended in December 2021, allowing the manufacture and import of polyester and machine-made flags. Congress demanded the amendment be withdrawn, alleging that the BJP has no understanding of the freedom struggle and its symbols.

“By allowing the importation of machine-made and imported polyester flags, Prime Minister Modi has attacked the essence of ‘khadi’ and the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi. While ensuring that thousands of workers lose their job, he also derided the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’, making it a ‘Har Ghar Mein Cheen Ka Bana Hua Tiranga’. The self-proclaimed ‘khadi’ champion will preside over ‘khadi’s death’, proving to be a ‘polyester monopolist’,” Congress spokesman Ajoy Kumar told reporters earlier this month.


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