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'Country Pained at Dishonour to Tricolour on Republic Day', Says PM Modi

The prime minister spoke during his 'Mann ki Baat' broadcast in reference to the allegation that protestors removed the tricolour flag at Red Fort during the tractor rally – a claim that has already been debunked by fact-checking sites.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country was very pained at seeing the dishonour to the Tricolour on Republic Day, referring to the flag incident at the Red Fort during the farmers’ tractor parade.

“In Delhi, on January 26, the country was very pained seeing the dishonour to the tricolour,” he said. It should be noted that the claim by several prominent people and news personalities that the Khalistan flag was hoisted by protesters during the tractor rally in Delhi is false, as AltNews found.

The prime minister’s remarks come amid ongoing protests by thousands of farmers, mostly from Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, at several border points into Delhi since November-end, demanding a repeal of the three new agriculture laws and a legal guarantee to the minimum support system for their crops.

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In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio broadcast, Modi also said the government is committed to modernising agriculture and is taking many steps in this regard. He said the government is committed to modernising agriculture and is taking many steps in this regard. Modi added that the government’s efforts in this direction will continue.

Modi also touched upon the Padma awards announced last week, and said the country has continued the recent tradition of honouring unsung heroes. The prime minister also hailed the Indian cricket team’s performance in its historic series win in Australia, saying the team’s hard work and teamwork was inspirational.

(With inputs from PTI)