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BJP condemns Congress decision to show black flags to Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Apr 26 (): The BJP on Thursday lashed at the Congress government for deciding to show black flags to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Haridwar on Friday and said that it reveals how far the party is against Modi and his popularity.

The Congress deciding to boycott Modi’s visit is most regrettable at a time when Narendra Modi is encouraged by the people of the country and his development model is honoured all over the world, said senior BJP leader Harbans Kapoor to reporters. He further expressed his displeasure over Congress remarks claiming Modi as “symbol of communalism.”

Recalling the incident that took place in 1984, Kapoor said that it is not fair to forget the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which some of the party’s major leaders are facing legal procedure. Threatening the Congress and its decision to keep away from Modi’s visit, the BJP said that any insult to Modi will result in grief for the Congress in the upcoming election scheduled for April 28.

Expecting the Congress to give up its idea of showing black flags to Modi, Kapoor said that the BJP hopes the Congress will maintain the age-old Indian tradition of welcoming guests. The Congress earlier has announced that it will boycott Modi’s visit to Haridwar by taking a protest against the Gujarat Chief Minister and would show  black flags in the city  ahead of Modi’s visit to the state.

Narendra Modi has planned to visit Haridwar on Friday to attend a programme organized by Ramdev’s  Patanjali Yogpeeth. The BJP leader welcoming Modi to the state said that he wholeheartedly welcomes Modi, who scored a hat-trick in Gujarat for his excellent performance.

Hitting the ruling government for involvement in a number of scams, the BJP leader said that the centre neither has fulfilled it duty to act against corruption or has it taken a tough stand against the neighbouring countries like Pakistan and China who invaded into Indian territory.