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BJP Flag Covers Half Of Tricolour At Kalyan Singh’s Prayer Meet, Sparks Controversy

New Delhi: A snap of the tribute ceremony to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh has sparked a controversy on social media. Kalyan Singh (89) died on Saturday.

The picture, tweeted by the BJP, showed Kalyan Singh’s body draped by the tricolour, while half of it was seen covered up by BJP’s party flag.

Senior Congress leader and parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor raised the issue on Twitter. “As one who had to fight a court case for four years merely for placing my hand on my heart during the singing of the National Anthem (rather than standing stiffly to attention), I think the nation should be told how the ruling party feels about this insult:,” Tharoor tweeted.

Questions were raised from other corners too. “Is it ok to place party flag over Indian flag in New India?” questioned Youth Congress chief, Srinivas BV.

“India will not tolerate the insult to the national flag,” the Youth Congress tweeted from its official handle in Hindi.

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