Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief, Amit Shah on Wednesday dropped the National flag of India, during the flag hoisting ceremony for the 72nd Independence Day celebration at the party Head Quarter in New Delhi.
While pulling the rope, a mistake resulted in the flag being dropped to the ground, which Shah immediately rectified.
The clip that was being aired on the state Television Doordarshan has gone viral on social media.
Imagine if @RahulGandhi had made this faux pas, “RW” troll army would have been all over it. By now, some dolt would have been calling for an FIR for disrespecting the flag and leading figures in the cabinet would be hosting a press conference trying to discredit him. 😁 https://t.co/fNm5do1puq
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) August 15, 2018
On facebook too, the video has been shared thousands of times.
“Pin drop silence by DD News anchor/Commentator when Amit Shah dropped the National Flag while hoisting in BJP HQ. Oops I was Wrong. Someone in the Background uttered **Tcha Tcha Tcha Disaster**”, wrote one facebook page known for scathing criticism of the BJP.
Opposition party took a dig at Amit Shah regarding this incident and tweeted, “How will someone handle the country, who can’t even handle the national flag properly?”
जो देश का झंडा नहीं संभाल सकते, वो देश क्या संभालेंगे?
50 साल से ज्यादा देश के तिरंगे का तिरस्कार करने वालों ने अगर ये नहीं किया होता तो शायद आज तिरंगे का ऐसा अपमान न होता।
दूसरों को देशभक्ति का सर्टिफिकेट देने वालों को राष्ट्रगान का तौर-तरीका तक पता नहीं। pic.twitter.com/FmiEI5B7D7
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 15, 2018
In 2016, in a deeply embarrassing moment, the then Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had dropped the Indian national tricolor, which fell off the post as she hoisted it at Bakshi stadium.
Mehbooba, who was hoisting the national flag as Chief Minister for the first time, pulled the string attached to the post only to see the tricolor fall from the post and land on the ground.
Amid the embarrassing situation, two personnel from the security detail of the Chief Minister held the flag in their hands till Mehbooba gave the ceremonial salute to the flag.