New Delhi, Sept. 25 (ANI): Government of India on Friday issued a clarification on the ongoing controversy over Prime Minister Narendra Modi signing the national flag, saying that the reports about latter disrespecting the tricolour is false as it is a memento not a tricolour that will be presented to President Barack Obama.
“The story about Prime Minister Modi disrespecting the tricolour is false and mischievous. The Prime Minister did not autograph the tricolour. The memento signed by Prime Minister Modi did not have the Ashok Chakra on it or the white colour band on it,” Director General of Press Information Bureau (PIB) and government spokesperson Frank Noronha told ANI.
“The memento was made by a differently-abled child using only her toe and when Prime Minister Modi was asked to autograph it, he felt obliged,” he added.
He also stressed that the reports of memento being confiscated by authorities are false and no such action was taken.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi kicked up a controversy after he autographed an Indian flag in New York to be gifted to President Barack Obama, evoking sharp reaction from the Congress. (ANI)