The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Shiv Sena has sent a team to Srinagar to hoist the Indian flag at Lal Chowk Wednesday, its state chief Dimpy Kohli said Tuesday.
The party’s move comes in the wake of National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah daring the Narendara Modi-led government to hoist the Indian flag at Lal Chowk.
“A special team of the Sena was today sent to Srinagar where it will hoist the tricolor at Lal Chowk tomorrow,” Kohli told news agency PTI.
He said Abdullah had challenged “Indians to hoist the tricolor at Lal Chowk and this will be our reply to him”.
Abdullah had last week said the Centre and BJP was talking about raising the flag in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
“I ask them to go and raise the tricolor at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. They cannot even do that and they are talking about PoK,” he had said.
Kohli said, “The time is not far off when the tricolor would be hoisted in PoK as well.”
He said the JK unit of the Sena was doing it on the instructions of the central leadership of the party.