Indians celebrated Independence Day on August 15, 2018, marking 72 years of freedom from British rule. From singing patriotic songs to flying kites high in the sky, there were celebrations not just in India, but all over the world. One of the most important events that take place on every Independence Day in India is the national flag hoisting ceremony by the Prime Minister of India at the Red Fort. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a heartfelt speech during the Independence Day celebrations at the Red Fort this year.
While PM Modi hoisted the national flag at the Red Fort during the celebration, BJP President Amit Shah took the honor to hoist the Tricolor at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi. However, he found himself in the most embarrassing moment when an unexpected incident took place during the Independence Day ceremony at the headquarters.
In a shocking turn of events, during the flag hoisting ceremony, BJP leader Amit Shah pulled the rope of the flag and in spite of going up, the national flag dropped on the ground for a while. It appeared like a mistake and it was corrected soon enough when Amit Shah hoisted the national flag sky high.
But a video of the unfortunate incident went viral on the social media and the result is not pleasant. Amit Shah had to face the outrage of Twitterati for disrespecting the Indian national flag during Independence Day celebrations. Watch the video here:
Evidently, netizens have posted the most outrageous comments on the social media against the Amit Shah who could not handle the Indian national flag with proper care. Even the PM Modi and the BJP party became the target of brutal slams in the matter. AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal and Congress Party also mocked the actions of the BJP President Amit Shah with their tweets on social media.
Take a look at few of the comments:
Amit Shah Drops National flag. This is an insult to our flag. @AmitShah cannot protect the tricolour, how will his party protect the citizens of this country.#IndependenceDayIndia #HappyIndependenceDay
— Trinamool Congress (Abar TMC) (@abarTMC) August 15, 2018
Even AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal mocked the BJP President!
प्रकृति का खेल भी अजब है। कोई कितना भी शक्तिशाली क्यों ना हो जाए, प्रकृति के सामने सब छोटे हैं।
बताइए, तिरंगे ने अमित शाह के हाथों लहराने से मना कर दिया। इस तिरंगे के ज़रिए भारत माता कुछ कह रही है – कि वो दुःखी है। https://t.co/BNNuyBGTKN
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 15, 2018
Such a shame!
It hurts every Indians and its just a natural reaction when @AmitShah drops national flag… Such a shame.
— A R Shankar (@MeYessar) August 15, 2018
What an insult!
— Kewrious (@Kewrious) August 15, 2018
— CyberSikandar ™ (@CyberSikandar) August 15, 2018
When your heart is full of hatred & vengeance, you pull down others. Mr Tadipare urfe AmitBHAI #amitshah
did that with our national flag too.
And my condolences to the DD staffer for for the on job inquiry or suspension for rightly voicing it out.
— Shaktisinh Gohil (@shaktisinhgohil) August 15, 2018
15-Aug-2018: Even the National Flag is Protesting Against Amit Shah…❓😩 pic.twitter.com/NkqEi4wmsD
— Jairaj P (@jairajp) August 15, 2018
Even the PM is targeted for disrespecting the national flag!
The disrespect shown by Modi to the national anthem and by Amit Shah to the national flag is not an accident. It’s a message about their disrespect to the idea of India.
I am still insisting that we have darker days ahead. A major, probably final, push is coming soon.
— Shakti (@sd_acumen) August 15, 2018
People are demanding apologies!
— Bal Narendra (@hunt_bhai) August 15, 2018
Thugs who call them nationalists!
These thugs calls themselves Nationalists!! pic.twitter.com/GK957J4EC6
— LATPOT BABA (@latpot10) August 15, 2018
It’s not the fault of @AmitShah its in DNA of RSS & BJP to disrespect the National Flag, hoping after seeing this Bhakts will issue Pakistan visa to Shah as their patriotism might have got hurt but at last he’s “Shah”. Kyouki “Shah” kabhi wrong nhi hota. @RuchiraC pic.twitter.com/FrAAuMHPoT
— Samrat Dhingra (@SamraatD) August 15, 2018
They humiliated the national flag!
— Sunil Ananthapuri (@sunilupdate) August 15, 2018
Here’s what the Congress party has to say!
जो देश का झंडा नहीं संभाल सकते, वो देश क्या संभालेंगे?
50 साल से ज्यादा देश के तिरंगे का तिरस्कार करने वालों ने अगर ये नहीं किया होता तो शायद आज तिरंगे का ऐसा अपमान न होता।
दूसरों को देशभक्ति का सर्टिफिकेट देने वालों को राष्ट्रगान का तौर-तरीका तक पता नहीं। pic.twitter.com/FmiEI5B7D7
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 15, 2018
In fact, even the news anchor on the popular news channel couldn’t control his emotions on the shocking incident as he can be heard saying, “tch..tch..tch….Disaster..”. Check it out here:
Wishing a healthy and long life for the DD news commentator who could not hold back his “tch tch tch… Disaster…” remark upon seeing this performance by BJP’s national president: pic.twitter.com/dnbCOWNZZH
— Pyaar Se Mario (@SquareGas) August 15, 2018
What happened was quite unfortunate! What do you think about the incident? Tell us in the comments!