India is celebrating its 77th Independence Day on Tuesday, August 15. PM Modi raised the Indian flag from the Red Fort’s walls in accordance with custom. The occasion was attended by a number of luminaries, including Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Union Ministers. However, a new issue was brought on by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s absence from the Red Fort event, especially after numerous party leaders acknowledged that it was a deliberate decision to “prioritize” the party event over the recognized graceful National ceremonial.

At first, there were rumors that the seasoned Congressman might have to miss the Red Fort celebration due to ill health. Kharge nevertheless proceeded to a party gathering at the Congress headquarters where he also spoke to party members.

Shehzad Poonawalla, the national spokesperson for the BJP, poked fun at Congress leaders for prioritizing a party function over an unrelated national occasion in light of this development and invoking the early reports. Poonawalla expressed his happiness on the Congress President’s quick recovery on X.

Congress President Kharge made an attempt to defend skipping the crucial nonpartisan event after noticing the escalating uproar. He acknowledged that he was pressed for time and had some eye-related issues before putting his stamp of approval on the initial results. He argued that going to the ceremony would have wasted his valuable time and prevented him from taking part in activities at the party headquarters.

Kharge declared that he had made a deliberate decision to miss the Red Fort event: “Considering the lack of proper time, I made the decision not to attend the ceremony at the Red Fort. It was a decision made with time and security considerations in mind.

Rajeev Shukla, a senior in the Congress, reaffirmed that the party president had to attend events at the Congress Headquarters due to his schedule and was therefore unable to attend the Red Fort event. Pawan Khera, the head of the media and publicity division for the Congress party, said that a political figure couldn’t put a party function before the official ceremony.

Anurag Thakur, a minister for the Union, blasted the opposition coalition formed by the Congress party. He claimed that the Congress party’s decision to miss the event revealed their mentality, and he claimed that the opposition is like a fish without water.

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