Chandrababu Naidu hits out at Jagan for replacing tricolour with YSRCP flags

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'I have never seen our national tricolour being utterly disrespected like this,' Naidu wrote.

Taking to Twitter, Naidu posted a picture of the YSRCP flag being painted over the national flag of Pulivendula Panchayat building. (Photo: Twitter | @ncbn)

Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday accused Jagan Reddy's ruling YSRCP government in Andhra Pradesh of disrespecting the tricolour.

Taking to Twitter, Naidu posted a picture of the YSRCP flag being painted over the national flag of Pulivendula Panchayat building.  

He wrote, "I have never seen our National Tricolour being utterly disrespected like this! @ysjagan’s government must apologise for this shocking, abominable act of replacing tricolour with YSRC party colours #YSRCPDisrespectsTricolour."

Taking advantage of the situation, the BJP also criticised the move. Kanna Lakshminarayana, party’s state unit president, took a jibe at the state government.

He said that the Jaganmohan Reddy government has failed miserably except in painting buildings with party colours, News18 reported.

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However, officials said that they were following directive given by state panchayat raj and rural development commissioner M Girija Shankar.

According to the directive, all panchayat buildings will have to be painted in YSRCP party colour along with a photo of Jaganmohan Reddy on the panchayat nameplate.

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