Thanks to Anna, tricolour selling like hot cakes!

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 17:16

Ambala: Vendors selling national
flags here are making a fast buck with a sudden increase in
the demand for the tricolour in the wake of the Anna Hazare`s
anti-corruption agitation.

"I have received an order from Kurukshetra and Ambala for
making 2,000 flags," said Gurjit Singh, a small-time trader
selling the tricolour.

Expecting to cash in on the current agitation launched by
the 73-year-old Gandhian, another flag vendor said if the
movement catches momentum in Haryana and Punjab, the sale of
flags will increase automatically.

While the vendors are happy with the sudden spurt in
their sales, social activists rue the hike in the prices of
the tricolour.

"Manufactures and vendors have increased the rates of the
flags following the huge demand," a social activist pointed
out.

Various social organisations, political parties and other
civil groups have announced to take out protest march in the
city to express solidarity with Hazare.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 17:16

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