The Congress and Samajwadi Party have opposed the orange jersey to be donned by Indian cricket team they play their their 7th match of the 2019 Cricket World Cup against England on June 30.
Muslim MLAs in the Maharashtra state assembly condemned the orange jersey saying that the government has directed BCCI to choose the jersey as part of their “saffronisation” programme.
A Samajwadi Party MLA, Abu Asim Azmi was the first one to go public with his apprehension on the saffron jersey topic.
“Modi ji wants to saffronise the entire country. A Muslim was the one who designed the Indian Tricolour. There are other colours in the Tricolour, why choose only orange? It will be better if their jersey is based on the Tricolour,” Azmi said.
While accusing the Modi government, Congress MLA Naseem Khan said that the they are playing ‘saffron politics’.
According to ICC, colour options were given to BCCI and they chose what they felt went best with the colour combination.