Nothing wrong in states having individual flags: Tharoor

| Updated: Jul 23, 2017 19:54 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], July 23 (ANI): Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday asserted that there should be no brouhaha over states having their own flags. "So as long as there are set rules for it I don't see any issue in states having their flags," Tharoor said here in an address. "There should be clear rules that flag of states cannot be substitute of a national flag and it should be smaller and fly lower," he added. The Karnataka Government constituted a nine-member committee to submit a report to the state government on the possibility of designing a separate flag for the state. Journalist-writer and president of Karnataka Vidyavardhaka Sangha, Dharward, Patil Puttappa and social worker Bheemappa Gundappa Gadada had submitted a representation to the government, following which the committee was constituted. They had urged the government to design a separate flag for Kannada 'naadu' and accord statutory standing for that. Earlier on Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defended the demand for a separate flag for the state, asking if there is any provision in the Constitution that prohibits the state from having its own flag. (ANI)