Arvind Kejriwal accused of disrespecting tricolor at press conferences

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CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Screengrab from a press conference tweeted by @ArvindKejriwal)
CM Arvind Kejriwal (Image: Screengrab from a press conference tweeted by @ArvindKejriwal)

New Delhi : Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of disrespecting Indian tricolor and violating the Flag Code of India during his televised press briefings. In a letter to CM Kejriwal, he mentioned that the green stripe on the flag looks enlarged and the white one looks reduced.

"Whenever chief minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a televised briefing, my attention is often drawn to the national flag behind his chair... it is in violation of the Constitution," the Union culture and tourism minister said in his letter.

"The middle white portion appears to be reduced and seems like it has been added to green part, which is not in accordance with the rules given in 1.3 of Part 1 of the Indian Flag Code specified by the ministry of home affairs, Government of India. The manner in which the flag has been installed, it appears that instead of giving due respect to the national flag, it appears to be used for decoration,” he also said.

He has also written a letter to the Centre and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal in regards to the same issue.

CM Arvind Kejriwal has been addressing press on regular basis to share important updates on coronavirus. Watch one of his press conferences below:

On Thursday, Delhi recorded 1072 new cases of the coronavirus disease and 117 fatalities in a span of 24 hours. The number of positive cases in the Capital rose to 1,422,549 and the death toll mounted to 23,812.