Tricolour thrives in heart of every J&K resident: Ravinder Raina
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Jammu: J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina lashed out at PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday over her “divisive” politics and said the national flag flies and thrives in the heart of everyone in the Union Territory.
Mufti had expressed reservation over the hoisting of the national flag in every house in J&K under the “Har Ghar Janda” campaign and said “they are forcing into our houses to hoist the tricolour”. Talking to reporters here, Raina said, “The tricolour flies and thrives in the heart of every resident of Jammu and Kashmir. Tiranga is our identity.” He said “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” is an initiative of the Centre to commemorate 75 glorious years of a progressive India. On the occasion, people all over the country are unfurling the national flag, he said, adding “Similarly, all the residents of J&K will also unfurl the tricolour at their homes. However, this pious exercise is making former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti restless.” Nevertheless, the PDP chief must understand that the “tricolour is our identity, it lives in our breath and is our pride”, Raina said. “Mohammad Maqbool Shervani forced the Pakistanis to flee Kashmir in 1947. The tricolour belongs to all of us irrespective of region or religion. Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians — the tricolour flies and thrives in the heart of every resident of J&K,” he added. “Mufti comes up with similar plots every time on such occasions to play her divisive politics. She knows that J&K is about to witness Assembly polls in the near future and hence, she and others like her are trying to vitiate the atmosphere and make people fight among themselves in the name of region and religion,” Raina said.