“We have run out of stock. It is not only youth organizations that are asking for the Tricolour. Even college students and parents are queuing up. The flag which costs Rs 250 a piece is now selling for Rs 500. The cheapest is for Rs 50, but people are willing to pay more. We have now asked for more stocks,'' said Sharad Kumar, a flag-seller, Sadar Bazar in a Times of India article.
When questioned on how the flags were procured, many said that they got it from India Against Corruption office, while others said that the flags were available at the India Gate area.
"We are asking for freedom from corruption. What else can display our patriotism better than the Tricolour,'' said a student, Shruti Singh.
“We are expressing solidarity with Anna. Sporting the flag symbolizes that we all are united in our support for him,'' said Ashok Kumar, an auto driver by profession.
"Ramdev's action inspired us who had been sitting outside Tihar Jail through the night,'' said Sudhir Pande, a member of India Against Corruption.
The step was welcomed by police but they said that any disrespect of the national flag would be brought to notice.