Mangalore, January 12: Despite ‘Saffron’ being one of the colours in the Indian national flag, Congressman B Janardhan Poojary who is known to take digs on fellow congressmen, took a fresh dig on new entrant Vijaynath Vittal Shetty for wearing saffron attire on the day of his induction into Congress.
On the occasion of Youth Convention organized by District Congress as a part of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations in Mangalore on Saturday, Poojary in his presidential address slammed Shetty for donning saffron attire on the occasion of his induction ceremony.
“As Congressmen, we should be wearing white khadi clothes. You cannot be wearing ‘kaavi’ (saffron) clothes. At least on the day of joining the Indian National Congress, you should have avoided that”, Mr. Poojary said.
Mr. Shetty, renowned businessman, activist and chief of the Shasthavu Sri Bhoothanatheshwara Temple was inducted into the Congress party last month.
Even as a majority of students who had been brought to the venue left the auditorium mid way through the programme, Mr. Poojary conducted a quiz competition for a small bunch of students in the middle of his speech, which also saw Oscar Fernandes and a couple of other Congressmen get up from their seats on the dais and leave the venue.