Case against minister, MP for dishonouring national flag

Malkangiri: The Congress party has filed an FIR against Food and Civil Supplies minister Sanjay Dasburma, MP Balabhadra Majhi and local MLA Manas Madkami at Malkangiri police station for disrespecting the national flag on January 26.

The police said appropriate action will be taken against the wrongdoers after investigation.

“On Republic Day, we must salute our national flag as it is a proud moment for all. But instead of that, the minster, MP and the local legislator have disrespected the flag by putting their party’s logo in place of the Ashok Chakra. It is sheer dishonor to our national flag,” District Congress president Govind Patra said.

“If exemplary action against the culprits is not taken in the case, we will hit the streets,” Patra added.

Meanwhile the ruling BJD has denied the allegations.

“We have not dishonoured our national flag. Certainly it is a plot to tarnish our images,” Malkangiri MLA Manas Madkami said.