Chandigarh: The BJP-ruled state of Haryana has come as a shocker when it forced people to ration items only if they bought the national flag. Leaders including Rahul Gandhi have strongly condemned this.
While Prime Minister Modi has requested that the national flag should be hoisted in every house, this year the government has also started a plan to sell the national flag through post offices.
In this case, BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who shared a video of a ration shop employee threatening to buy the national flag if they do not, has condemned the ration shop employee.
Also, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has strongly condemned this action. Rahul Gandhi has blatantly said that with the tricolor, the BJP government is also attacking the self-esteem of the poor in our country.
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Hoist the national flag
To celebrate the 75th Independence Day of India in a grand manner, the central government has announced a plan to hoist the national flag from house to house. Accordingly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the people of the country to hoist the national flag in all their homes from the 13th to the 15th. National flags are being sold at post offices for this purpose.
Reduction of ration items
In this case, there has been an allegation that in Haryana, which is ruled by the BJP, ration items are distributed only if the national flag is bought by paying Rs 20 in the ration shops. People have alleged that people are being forced to buy the national flag at ration shops and if they do not pay 20 rupees to buy the national flag, the quantity of ration items will be reduced.
Ration only if flag is bought
A video of this has been released on social media. In the video, a ration shop employee shows the national flag at Rs. He says that ration items will be given only if they are bought by paying 20 and that orders have come from the top not to give ration items to those who refuse to buy the national flag. After the video went viral on social media, many condemned it.
Condemnation of BJP MP
The BJP is responsible for this incident. MP Varun Gandhi has strongly condemned. In his Twitter post, he said, “Ration card holders are being forced to buy the national flag. They are being denied the food grains they are entitled to. Depriving the poor of food for the price of the national flag is shameful.”
Rahul Gandhi Ghattam
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Tricolor is our pride, it is in the heart of every Indian. Nationality can never be sold. It is shameful that the poor are being asked 20 rupees for the tricolor when giving ration. With the tricolor, the BJP government is also attacking the self-esteem of the poor in our country.” Gandhi famously stated.
Cancellation of license
After the video went viral, the license of the ration shop has been cancelled. Also, the national flag is sold in the ration shop for the convenience of the people. Aspirants can purchase them. The district ration officer has explained that if they are forced to buy, they can complain about it.
BJP MP Varun Gandhi and Congress MP Rahul gandhi alleged that ration card holders were being forced to buy the national flag or being denied their share of grain. Varun gandhi said it was shameful to collect the price of the tricolor which resides in the heart of every Indian.
Story first published: Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 21:57 [IST]