BJP examining legal options on Tiranga yatra: Advani

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Ahmedabad, Jan 31 (PTI) Terming as "illegal" the Jammu andKashmir government''s action of not allowing BJP activists tohoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, senior BJPleader L K Advani today said his party was examiningavailability of legal options.

"Today the situation is such that if somebody hoiststricolour in Kashmir they will be put in jail. What is this?It is illegal," Advani, who was here to attend a meeting ofthe Somnath Temple Trust, told mediapersons.

"If I break law and I am arrested then one can understand,but how can the state government arrest somebody arbitrarily?This (Jammu and Kashmir) government does not want to hoist thetricolour in the state," the former Deputy Prime Ministersaid.

"Our lawyers are examining legal actions that could betaken in this regard," Advani said in response to a query.

BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, who had goneto Jammu on the eve of the Republic Day, were detained by thestate police and not allowed to proceed further.

Advani also criticised the UPA government on the issue ofcorruption and said it had "brought shame" to the country inthe global arena.

He also praised Gujarat, saying that there was leastcorruption and red-tapism in the BJP-ruled state.

Citing example of Vibrant Gujarat Summit here last month,Advani said, "People are attracted to Gujarat, and have madecommitments for investment during the Summit. The main reasonfor this is that there is less red-tapism and corruptionhere." PTI PB PD KRK

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