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AP Panchayat secretary suspended for painting YSR Congress colours over Tricolour on office building wall

The wall of the Thammadepalli Gram Panchayat office building before it was painted over

The wall of the Thammadepalli Gram Panchayat office building before it was painted over

A panchayat secretary’s overenthusiasm to please his political bosses by defacing the Tricolour and painting YSR Congress Party colours over it has led to his suspension.

The Tricolour had been painted and the Ashok Chakra embossed on the wall of the Thammadepalli Gram Panchayat office building, but panchayat secretary R. Prakash two days ago decided to get ruling YSR Congress Party’s colours painted over it in his enthusiasm to score brownie points from local party leaders.

By evening, the Tricolour was defaced and party flag colours of blue, white and green were painted over it. When this came to the notice of the district officials, they got it corrected and painted the building back to white.

The wall after it was painted over

The wall after it was painted over

District Collector S. Satyanarayana, in addition to issuing a notice to the panchayat secretary, suspended him from the post and said that the Tricolour would be unfurled on the building on Thursday.


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