BJP seeks Prez intervention on flag-hoisting issue

BJP moved the President after its senior leaders Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were stopped at the Jammu airport.

Updated: Jan 24, 2011, 17:57 PM IST

New Delhi: With its senior leaders denied
entry into Kashmir Valley for the flag hoisting programme in
Srinagar on the Republic day, BJP has sought President
Pratibha Patil`s intervention in the matter.

"We have urged the President to intervene in the matter
as two of our senior leaders are being stopped at Jammu,"
senior leader Rajnath Singh said after his phone call to the
President.

"I requested her (Patil) to tell the Centre to permit the
youth wing to hoist the tricolour", he added.

BJP moved the President after its senior leaders Arun
Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were stopped at the Jammu airport.

They were sent by the BJP high command earlier in the
day to "take command" of the BJP youth wing`s flag hoisting
yatra at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.