Ahmedabad: Terming as "illegal" the Jammu and
Kashmir government`s action of not allowing BJP activists to
hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, senior BJP
leader L K Advani on Monday said his party was examining
availability of legal options.
"Today the situation is such that if somebody hoists
tricolour in Kashmir they will be put in jail. What is this?
It is illegal," Advani, who was here to attend a meeting of
the Somnath Temple Trust, told mediapersons.
"If I break law and I am arrested then one can understand,
but how can the state government arrest somebody arbitrarily?
This (Jammu and Kashmir) government does not want to hoist the
tricolour in the state," the former Deputy Prime Minister
"Our lawyers are examining legal actions that could be
taken in this regard," Advani said in response to a query.
BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, who had gone
to Jammu on the eve of the Republic Day, were detained by the
state police and not allowed to proceed further.
Advani also criticised the UPA government on the issue of
corruption and said it had "brought shame" to the country in
the global arena.
He also praised Gujarat, saying that there was least
corruption and red-tapism in the BJP-ruled state.
Citing example of Vibrant Gujarat Summit here last month,
Advani said, "People are attracted to Gujarat, and have made
commitments for investment during the Summit. The main reason
for this is that there is less red-tapism and corruption