Cong dubs BJP`s flag hoisting plan a political `tamasha`

Congress dismissed as political "tamasha" the opposition BJP`s agitation for hoisting national flag at Srinagar`s Lal Chowk tomorrow.

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2011, 22:51 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress on Tuesday dismissed as political "tamasha" the opposition BJP`s agitation for hoisting national flag at Srinagar`s Lal Chowk tomorrow.

"Whatever they (BJP) are doing is not an expression of patriotism. It is a political tamasha and they should not have done this," party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi told reporters here.

Dwivedi, who is also AICC media department chief, said that nobody should do politics on such an issue.
"In such a situation, in the name of the national flag and Republic Day, no one should do anything which spoils the atmosphere in the state and the country and hampers national interest," he said.
On the issue of blackmoney stashed in banks abroad, Dwivedi said, "Whatever the finance minister (Pranab Mukherjee) has explained should be enough," he said.

PTI