Prahlad Patel Thanks Kejriwal for ‘Rectifying’ Flag Code Violation

The Union minister noted that although Kejriwal did not accept his mistake, he appeared to have rectified it.

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File image of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel thanked Arvind Kejriwal for “rectifying his mistake,” days after he accused the Delhi chief minister of using the national flag as a “decoration” in his press briefings.

Patel had written to Kejriwal last week alleging that the flags behind him in his briefings violated the Home Ministry’s flag code since they depicted an enlarged green stripe and less of the white stripe.

In a letter written in Hindi, addressed to Delhi Governor Anil Baijal, Patel said, “Every time Arvind Kejriwal addresses Delhi on live television, my attention is diverted to the national flag behind Kejriwal’s seat,” which to him, “seems against his dignity and constitutional character.”

But on 5 June, he noted that although CM did not accept his mistake, he appeared to have rectified it.

“If someone makes a mistake, he accepts it before he corrects it, but But Kejriwal did not accept his mistake but he has corrected it," LiveMint quoted the Union minister as saying.

“I thank Kejriwalji for this, but if he would have accepted it, it would have been a matter of honour for the national flag, it would have been his nobility because we are all sitting here taking the oath of the constitution,” Patel said.

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