BJP should be ashamed for selling National Flags, Cong giving free: DKS

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Bengaluru, Aug 9: Celebrating the Quit India Movement’s 80th anniversary at the State Congress Office in Bengaluru, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee Chief D K Shivakumar took potshots at the ruling BJP and said the BJP should be ashamed for selling national flags while the Congress party has taken upon itself distribution of 1.5 lakh national flags, caps and T-shirts free of cost.

He said the Chief Minister should ensure that all citizens are distributed national flag free of cost. “National flag is a symbol of country’s self-respect, unity and honour. It is not a commodity for sale. The ruling party is insulting National Tricolour and Freedom Fighter,’” he said.

“It is a great opportunity for Congressmen as we got the rare privilege of celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of our leader Siddaramaiah and the nation’s Independence Day,’’ he said urging all partymen to participate in the Freedom March organised by the State Congress on August 15.

Shivakumar said that all citizens must celebrate Independence Day with family and friends because we do not know whether we will be there for the Centenary celebrations.

The KPCC Chief said the people are struggling and are disappointed with the non-performing Bommai government. “People want a change and it is the duty of Congress people to respond to the plight of people. We must make use of the disenchantment of the people and throw out the corrupt government,” he said.

Congress opposition leader in the assembly Siddaramaiah and his Council counterpart B K Hariprasad, former minister K J George, KPCC Working President Saleem Ahmed and others participated in the programme.




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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore Kodyadka

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    Let's celebrate AZADI KA MAHASTOV

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    Readers, " Charity begins from home " Veteran Siddaramaiah would have gained respect, had he donated the money to the poorest, instead of wasting it on " Self glorification " on his birthday...

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  • roshan, Managalore

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    he no need give explanation how much he dontated.. you disclose how much you donated

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  • P Shetty, Udupi

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    Here, some youth came to my apartment with flags and many residents bought flags from them. Nobody is forcing to buy a flag of Rs 20. It is your wish.

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  • Oz, Muscat

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    Guys Indira canteen was one of the best things which Siddu govt brought in Limited meal and affordable meal with good quality this was a appreciated by many but all people kept religion first and BJP formed the govt by Horse trading now Yeddy is not there- BJP will really have a tough time

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Aug 10 2022

    The poor are made to buy Indian Flag @ Rs 20/ alongwith rations -- Else ration not issued-- What is the independence or freedom being celebrated when one is burdened -- AN OFT QUOTED TRUISM ---- Samuel Johnson, who compiled the English dictionary once said: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” Meaning that any crime and any misbehaviour was tolerated as long as it was committed by one who kept shouting that he loved his country. And, on the other hand, the individual who questioned the behaviour of the country or government was a traitor, no matter how noble he/she was.

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  • Raj, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Things that are given free have no value.

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  • SRJ, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    U r a rich man. You can give so many things free...

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  • Kumara, Bengaluru

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Nothing comes free,,its only an illusion to fool people

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Dear Gibbs, Udupi, Government sold Air India to Tata, which was low key affair. All flag ship carriers are operated by private entities around the world, but in India this was not possible, because there were no takers for loss making entity. Government is selling its stake in LIC. LIC had monopoly over insurance and for years they rolled out policies which swindled money when it had value from you and returned when it lost value. Insurance is now available for private participation including PSUs, and the result is there for all to see. My own friend who passed away, did a lucky mistake of buying a insurance product not from LIC and his family is now in far better situation. BSNL - I have personal hatred for the treatment I got and for the money the swindled for years and in return service that any monopolized entity would provide. And finally, I had a rare opportunity for tete-a-tete with secretary to Department of Science and Technology in 2010; and I pointedly asked, until when will Government defer taking responsible decision on Semiconductor fab. He rightly retorted that Government should do business, that should be for private players to decide if it makes business sense. And it is at that time I was wondering what about Air India, BSNL and the likes? So, please stop sounding logical with illogical premise.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Before 2014 all publicly owned institutions were doing exceptionally well and the economy was booming under the then competent govt. After 2014 in spite of in a selling spree of one by one public institutions economy is collapsing and going down the drain every day to bottomless pit. Just changing road names, putting your name on others hard work, faking with empty promises and appeasing Hindus for votes doesn’t improve the economy, employment, GDP and rupee value.

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  • Ganesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    India has moderate growth rate. It is much better than the countries of the european union and our neighboring countries.

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  • Vinod Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Your brand of whatever moderate growth is seen in India’s dwindling GDP, rupee value and unemployment and to add to people’s desperation everyday thefts, riots and protests. Adige Biddaru Moogu Mele.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    Dear Mayya, Government sold AIR INDIA, LIC & BSNL??? What about they sold more than 15/20 PSU's??? Why didn't you buy those companies??? Wow how many PSU's been created by this Government??? Previous Governments created employment for lakhs of people and their families.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 09 2022

    DKS Ji, BJP sold most of PSU's and other Government companies/entities so why to feel shame to sell National flags??? What else is left to sell!!!??? Definitely our situation will be worse than SAARC countries soon!!!

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