ANDHRA PRADESH: JINNAH TOWER PAINTED IN TRICOLOUR; BJP DECLARES WIN OVER ‘PSEUDO-SECULAR FORCES’

The Jinnah Tower in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur, which was in the news recently after members of a right-wing group were thwarted from unfurling the national flag at the landmark, now bears the colours of the tricolour. The development follows the controversy which erupted on January 26, on the occasion of Republic Day.

“After request from various groups, we decided to decorate the tower with the tricolour. We will also construct a pole near it for hoisting the national flag. Necessary arrangements to hoist the flag will be made on Thursday,” said Guntur East MLA Mohammed Musthafa, who is from Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party (YSCRP).

Musthafa, who visited the tower on Tuesday to inspect the security arrangements, accused the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of trying to provoke communal clashes. “Muslim elders fought against the English during the freedom struggle. After achieving independence, some Muslims left the country and settled in Pakistan. But, we wanted to continue in our country as Indians and we love our motherland,” the legislator further said.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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