Negating the importance of a flag in a republic, by the politician especially a former CM, is political naivety, commented S.S. Bijral IGP (Rtd), the spokesperson of state BJP. He responded to tweet of NC working President and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah at the micro blogging site Twitter where reacting to HRD Ministry order for hoisting national flag at Central Universities in the country, he said that it will not help to solve the problems of alienation and instil patriotic fervour amongst the youth at large.
Bijral said the Central University at Jammu is hoisting National Flag from day one of its functioning. It’s mockery that essentiality of flying national flag at Central University was required to be highlighted to one who had proudly served under National Flag as MoS External Affairs in NDA govt at Centre lead by then PM Vajpayee. The NC leadership would do well to worry about his party alienation from masses when its strength is retrogressively dwindling and come to only 15 from long enjoyed absolute majority.
The situation, political and economic, prevailing in the state is direct result of misrule and en mass corruption fostered upon people for long by NC and Congress with title of second most corrupt state after Bihar earned under their rule. Having been worst exploited politically for personal aggrandisement, the awakened masses routed both Congress and National Conference parties in 2014 putting up their trust in People Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party for governance and development.
It would serve best the cause of National Conference and also of the state if NC party leadership instead of raising sensitive and critical issues of National flag and appear kidding, introspect about causes for which wisened voters of state rejected them en mass at the hustling. National flag will not solve the problems but shall firm up the identity of ‘those served’ and ‘serving’ for deservingly addressing the problems.