Uttarakhand BJP president Mahendra Bhatt today issued another clarification, two days after he demanded that photographs of houses not wearing the national flag and the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign be seen as a ‘confidence test’. He said that the demand for his photographs is only for the homes of BJP workers and not for the general public. “I want each of them (BJP workers) to respond to the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said in a statement to news agency PTI.
There was a caveat in Bhatt’s statements two days ago. Whose video went viral and the opposition criticized it. He spoke of disbelief and asked ‘what is the problem with this?’ On the same lines, he said today, “I firmly believe that anyone who feels for this country will not hesitate to unfurl the national flag at their home. It is only natural. Why should an Indian bother with it? “
The controversy started with his statement on 10 August in Haldwani. In which he said, “We will not be able to trust a house where there is no tricolor. I want pictures of such houses. Society should see such houses, such families.”
While in Dehradun yesterday, he said that he did not intend to doubt anyone, but then asked, “Why should any Indian have problems with hoisting the national flag at his home to celebrate the occasion?”
“Our freedom fighters hanged themselves for hoisting the flag. I want the national flag to be hoisted in every household across the country in response to the PM’s call to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’,” he said. We are celebrating 75th anniversary of independence. He accused the Congress of needlessly politicizing the issue.
State Congress chief Karan Mehra took a jibe at the BJP and its patron, the RSS, saying, “I agree with Mahendra Bhatt’s statement that we cannot trust those who do not hoist the flag. The BJP and the Sangh Parivar (RSS and ally) did not accept the national flag. For 52 years refused to put it up in the RSS headquarters.”
Listing some other promises, he said, “They are now talking of installing it in every household, so that people deviate from their promises. Be it bringing back black money in 100 days or giving 2 crore jobs every year.” Are.”
To draw attention to the rise in the prices of essential commodities, the Congress also said that people cannot afford to buy the flag. In response to this, Mahendra Bhatt told PTI today, “The national flag is being distributed among the people by various means by the government. The party is also helping in this.” “The argument that people don’t have money to buy the flag doesn’t make any sense,” he said.