Thanks to Anna, tricolour selling like hot cakes!



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