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Despite Kerala govt order, Bhagwat hoists flag at a Palakkad school

Both the ruling CPI(M) and the opposition Congress in the state had asked the government to register case against the RSS chief for defying the government directive

Press Trust of India  |  Palakkad 

Mohan Bahgwat at Kerala school. Photo: Twitter
Mohan Bhagwat at Kerala school. Photo: Twitter

on Friday unfurled the flag at a school run by Sangh workers in city on India's 69th Bhagwat hoisted the tricolour at Vyasa Vidhya Peetam Higher Secondary School, an institution run by Vidya Bharti. On Independence last year, Bhagwat had kicked up a row by hoisting the flag at the government-aided Karnakiamman Higher Secondary School, flouting an order by the collector.

The order had stated that heads of departments have to hoist the tricolour. The RSS had said that the state government's circular, laying down guidelines for hoisting the flag in government and educational institutions, was not binding on it. The RSS has maintained that there was nothing wrong in Bhagwat hoisting the flag in the school as every citizen has the right to do so. Both the ruling CPI(M) and the opposition in the state had asked the government to register case against the RSS chief for defying the government directive. The government had also sought an explanation from the school management. Bhagwat will attend a three-camp of RSS workers in Palakkad, in which more than 5,000 office bearers of the Sangh will participate, sources said. Matters related to organisation and expansion of Sangh's activities in the state are to be discussed at the meet. In his address, Bhagwat wanted all to follow in letter and spirit the guidelines in India's Constitution.

First Published: Fri, January 26 2018. 16:25 IST
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