Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday accused the YSRCP led Andhra Pradesh government of disrespecting the national flag.

Naidu took to Twitter and shared a photo that showed the YSRCP party flag being painted over the tricolour on the wall of Pulivendula panchayat building. Naidu asked for an apology and said, “I have never seen our National Tricolour being utterly disrespected like this! YSRCP’s Jagan government must apologise for this shocking, abominable act of replacing tricolour with YSRC party colours.”

The BJP’s state president Kanna Lakshminarayana also took a dig a t the government and said, “The YS Jaganmohan Reddy government has failed miserably except in painting buildings with party colours.”

According to the officials they are following the orders of the state panchayat raj and rural development commissioner M Girija Shankar, which says that all panchayat buildings will have to be painted in YSRCP party colour along with a photo of Jaganmohan Reddy on the panchayat nameplate.

Reportedly, the 11,158 panchayats in the state have been asked to use the panchayat funds for this painting work.