Assam governor denies disrespect to tricolour

Guwahati, Feb 12 Assam Governor J B Patnaik today said no disrespect was shown to the national flag during a Republic Day function at the Raj Bhavan here.

The governor, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his wife reportedly had cut a cake on January 26 which was decorated like the tricolour.

"The tricolour was not painted on the cake...a cardboard was used to hold the cake and on the silver foil covering the cardboard was a painted representation of the tricolour...The cardboard with the silver foil, in which the tricolour was painted, was not cut," a statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said.