Kerala govt criticised for tweaking rules of unfurling tricolour

ANI | Updated: Jan 26, 2018 16:19 IST

Palakkad (Kerala) [India] Jan 26 (ANI): Principal of a Kerala school, where Mohan Bhagwat celebrated the Republic Day, criticised the state government for tweaking the rules of unfurling tricolour.

In the wake of reports that the RSS chief will hoist the Indian flag in Vyasa Vidya Peethom School in Kerala, the state authorities passed a circular on January 24, stating that unfurling the tricolour can only be done by the heads of department offices and educational institutes.

Speaking to ANI, Principal Devan Gopal said, “The circular by the government is not applicable to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools. Therefore, we are supposed to obey the rules and regulations of this board. The instructions have been given to different state government schools."

The principal alleged that the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Kerala government's move was politically driven.

"The Kerala government was doing such acts out of political interest, as I can see no other state doing that," he added.

Earlier in the day, Bhagwat unfurled the national flag at the school.

"I wish every citizen of our nation a very happy Republic Day. There are different languages, cultures, traditions, customs, etc. still we are united," the RSS chief said.

Bhagwat is in the state as part of a three-day RSS camp. (ANI)