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Congress, SP Oppose Team India's Orange Jersey, Paints It With A Communal Colour Saying 'Modi Government Is Trying To Saffronise The Country'

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Congress party has opposed the Orange colour of the jersey which Virat Kohli and Co will sport during World Cup clash with England
  • In a massive controversy over Orange jersey, senior Congress MLA Nasim Khan has attacked Modi government
  • Adding to the controversy, SP leader Abu Azmi term it 'injustice' that Orange colour is being alotted to Men In Blue

Four days ahead of India's World Cup clash with England, the Congress party has opposed the "Orange" colour of the jersey to be sported by Virat Kohli and his team June 30 at Edgbaston. 

In a massive controversy over Orange jersey, senior Congress MLA Nasim Khan has attacked Modi government, saying that "saffron politics started since Modi government has come to power".

"Whether it is sports or culture, Saffron politics has been started in this country since the Modi government has come to power. The Tricolor should be respected. This current government is trying to saffronise everything which is highly problematic," said the Congress MLA.

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Adding to the controversy, SP leader Abu Azmi term it "injustice" that Orange colour is being alotted to Men In Blue for the World Cup match against England, demanding the people to oppose it. 

"Today the orange colour that is being given to the team, Modi ji the one who gave the colours for the flag as a Muslim. If you want to give a colour to Team India, then give a colour of the country's flag, then I will be okay. But if you will give the colour Orange to everything then it is totally injustice and it is totally wrong. People should oppose it," the SP leader speaking to media. 

As per news agency ANI, ICC has said that colour options were given to BCCI and they chose what they felt went best with the colour combination. The whole idea is to be different as England also wears the same shade of blue as India. The design is taken from India’s old T20 jersey which had orange in it.

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