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Kirron Kher dares activist Seema Azad for debate on Patriotism

punjab Updated: Mar 06, 2017 13:24 IST
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Kirron Kher

MP Kirron Kher during the inauguration of a 101­foot­high National flag at Japanese Garden, Sector 31, in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Two days after journalist-turned-activist Seema Azad addressed a gathering at Panjab University, local MP Kirron Kher on Sunday challenged her for a debate on patriotism.

Talking to mediapersons after the inauguration of 101-foot high National Flag, named the Pride Monument, in Japanese Garden, Sector 31, Kher said, “I challenge Seema Azad for a debate on patriotism any time. The way she addressed the students was an act of cowardice. If she has guts, she should not sneak into the city and the university like a fugitive.”

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Earlier, addressing the gathering, Kher said the National flag epitomised India’s civilization, culture, heritage and freedom. “At present, some anti-national forces are trying to divide India by using young students for their dirty politics. We will not allow this at any cost,” she said. Despite a ban and a heavy police force, Azad sneaked into PU disguised as a turbaned woman to address students on the theme “smash the rising head of fascism”.

City mayor Asha Jaswal, MC commissioner B Purushartha, deputy mayor Anil Kumar Dubey, area councillor Davesh Moudgil, chief engineer NP Sharma attended the inauguration function.

Davesh Moudgil, said, “The high-mast flag will instil nationalism among the citizens.We should uphold its glory and honour it by all means as it reminds us of our hard-earned freedom.”