Sonia`s birthday celebration in C`garh runs into controversy

The celebration of Sonia Gandhi`s birthday by Congress party here has run into controversy with the BJP strongly protesting cutting of a tricolour-shaped cake on the occasion, alleging it was an insult to the national flag.

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010, 23:51 PM IST

Raipur: The celebration of Sonia Gandhi`s
birthday by Congress party here has run into controversy with
the BJP strongly protesting cutting of a tricolour-shaped cake
on the occasion, alleging it was an insult to the national
flag.
Local newspapers carried photographs of Chhattisgarh
Congress party leader Subhash Sharma celebrating Sonia`s
birthday by cutting tricolour-shaped cake.

Taking objection to it, the state BJP unit today staged a
protest rally and demanded the Congress leaders apologise for
the "blunder".

BJP`s state unit Vice President Sachhidanand Upasane
alleged it was "an insult" to the national flag. The state
Congress leaders were so much engrossed in praising Sonia that
they forgot to show respect to the national flag, he charged.
Demanding action, the BJP leaders said that they would
lodge a police complaint in this connection.

City chief of Congress Indarchand Dhadiwal, however, has
rejected the allegation that it was a tricolour-shaped cake.

There were many colours given to the cake and there was
no Ashoka pillar on it, he said.

PTI