AMN / New Delhi
In a bizarre incident, the Congress flag fell off the flagpole on Tuesday morning soon as party president Sonia Gandhi tried to unfurl it to mark the party’s 137th foundation day at the AICC headquarters here.
However, Gandhi along with party treasurer Pawan Bansal and All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary KC Venugopal quickly held the party tricolour in their hands and displayed it briefly.
She then unfurled the tricolour after a Congress worker had strung the flag from the pole.
Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, AK Antony and Mallikarjun Kharge were among those present at the party headquarters.
The Congress president was visibly upset at the faux pas and was seen enquiring from a party worker conducting the proceedings whether the flag was firmly in place when she came to unfurl it for the second time.