Take out Tiranga Yatra on Independence Day, Modi tells BJP MPs

Take out Tiranga Yatra on Independence Day, Modi tells BJP MPs

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the BJP parliamentarians to take out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in their constituencies to mark the 70th Independence Day and to inform the people about 70 achievements of the government.

Addressing the BJP’s parliamentary party meeting on Tuesday, Modi also urged the MPs to “work hard and study” to raise the level of discourse in parliament, according to informed sources.

They said Modi told the MPs to take out a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in their constituencies between August 15 and 22 to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence.

“The MPs were asked to hold a yatra in their constituencies carrying an eight-foot tall flag. He also told them to convey to the people about 70 achievements of the government,” said a source.

Modi described as successful the Vikas Parva programme, which was organised to mark the completion of two years of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre.

The prime minister is reported to have said that due to development-oriented initiatives, people responded enthusiastically to programmes across the country.

“During the meeting, a discussion was held on the 70th Independence Day celebrations,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu told reporters.

“The government has worked out the programme scheduled to be organised on the day and it will be finalised only after consultations with BJP President Amit Shah and others,” Naidu added.

At the meeting, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed the parliamentarians about Prime Minister’s recent foreign visits, said the source.

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  1. Modi Sir, as a senior and prominent whole-timer of the RSS you must know that on the eve of Independence the above mentioned RSS organ used the following language against the Tri-colour, the new National Flag of India:
    The people who have come to power by the kick of fate may give in our hands the Tricolour but it never [sic] be respected and owned by Hindus. The word three is in itself an evil, and a flag having three colours will certainly produce a very bad psychological effect and is injurious to a country.

    Here is a true story about the jhanda and the danda.
    On 26 January, 2001, three activists of an organisation called Rashtrapremi Yuva Dal entered the premises of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) at Nagpur to pay homage to its founder Dr Keshav Hedgewar.
    After a few minutes, the three activists — Baba Mendhe, Ramesh Kalambe and Dilip Chattani–started chanting patriotic slogans and took out the Tiranga. Guess what happened next?
    First, the in charge of the RSS premises Sunil Kathle tried to prevent the activists from hoisting the national flag. But, when they succeeded in unfurling the Tiranga, the RSS took them to court for it.
    For 12 long years, the three Rashtrapremis (those who love their country) were tried by a Nagpur court for hoisting the national flag in the Sangh premises under relevant sections of the Bombay Police Act and the IPC. They were set free just in time for Independence day in 2013 by the court of RR Lohia for lack of evidence.
    In short, the Rashtrapremis got the danda for hoisting the jhanda.(courtesy:www.Firstpost.com)

    I would like to draw your attention to a statement made by the second sarsanghchalak of the RSS and its most prominent ideologue to date, MS Golwalkar. As per the RSS archives, Golwalkarji, while addressing a group of 1,350 top-level cadres of the RSS in 1940, declared: “The RSS, inspired by one flag, one leader and one ideology, is lighting the flame of Hindutva in each and every corner of this great land.”
    This slogan of one flag, one leader and one ideology was also the battle cry of fascist and Nazi parties in Europe in the first half of the 20th century. What they did to democracy is well known to this world. Can those who believe in such totalitarian designs be allowed to rule our country?

    Among the conditions imposed on the RSS by Sardar Patel for the removal of the 1948-49 ban on it after Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination was “explicit acceptance” of the National Flag.

    Did Smriti Irani and PM know RSS did not fly Tricolour for 52 years? Can those who denigrate the national flag in such foul language be allowed to rule this country?Can those who believe in such totalitarian designs be allowed to rule our country?Will PM disown RSS?

    This is nothing but another mocktail mixing nationalism with religion all with end benefit of politics of vote bank.
    Jai Hind

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