From Rahul Gandhi to Arvind Kejriwal - Here is how political leaders celebrated Independence Day 2018

15 August 2018, 01:54 PM
Independence Day: Here is how political leaders pay tribute to nation (File Photo)
Independence Day: Here is how political leaders pay tribute to nation (File Photo)

Several national leaders and chief ministers on Wednesday, August 15, celebrated the Independence Day amid tight security arrangements across India. Patriotic fervour and gaiety marked India’s 72nd Independence Day as flag hoisting ceremonies took place at the historical Red Fort, party headquarters, educational institutions and several other places all over India. Freedom fighters, who played a vital role in the Independence movement, were remembered on the occasion. Sweets were also exchanged between Pakistan Rangers and BSF jawans at the Attari-Wagah border. This year, the Independence Day celebration passed off peacefully and no incidents of violence and terror attacks have been reported so far.

From Congress president Rahul Gandhi to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to veteran BJP leader LK Advani, here is how political leaders celebrated the Independence Day with patriotic tributes to their beloved Bharat Mata during the ‘At Home’ ceremonies.

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Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has triggered a controversy after he dropped the national flag while hoisting it in the BJP head quarter, New Delhi. In the mean time, the Congress took to Twitter and slammed the BJP chief, saying "Who cannot hoist the national flag in a suitable manner, how he will be able to rule the nation? (Jo deshka ka jhanda nahi sambhal sakte, wo desh kaya sambhalenge?)".

The much controversial clip, that was first aired on the Television channel Doordarshan has already gone viral on social networking sites.

First Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:41 PM
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