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No issue with separate flags for states till there are set rules: Tharoor

He adds it can't be a substitute of a national flag and it should be smaller and fly lower

ANI  |  Bengaluru (Karnataka) 

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Photo: PTI
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. Photo: PTI

Member of Parliament (MP) 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," said in Bengaluru in an address.

"There should be clear rules that flag of states cannot be [a] substitute of a flag and it should be smaller and fly lower," he added.

The government constituted a nine-member committee to submit a report on the possibility of designing a separate flag for the state.

Journalist-writer and president of 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, Chief Minister 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.

First Published: Sun, July 23 2017. 16:25 IST