If not skull cap, Modi accepts shawl, flowers from Muslims during roadshow in Varanasi

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 March 2017, 09:40 PM
If not skull cap, Modi accepts shawl, flowers from Muslims during roadshow in Varanasi
If not skull cap, Modi accepts shawl, flowers from Muslims during roadshow in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow on Saturday in Varanasi was deemed as a 'show of strength' in his own parliamentary constituency.

The 7 km long roadshow started from BHU passing through many streets and localaties of Varanasi reached to Kashi Vishwanath temple where he performed 'Aarti.' 

But when his convoy reached to Madanpura area of Varanasi, he saw some Muslim men holding flowers for him. He then got his car stopped and accpeted the flowers.

Later, another group threw a shawl to him which he caught in air and put on his head with a cheerful face.

Earlier, Modi had refused to wear a skull cap and the act was crticised by opposition and his other rival leaders.

Also Read: PM Modi in Varanasi: 'We want to transform people's lives in next 5 years'

Later in a interview Modi clarified his act and said, "My job is to respect all communities, respect the values of all communities but I have to accept my own values. I live with my values. Hence, I don't bluff people by wearing a cap, or getting clicked." 

First Published: Saturday, March 04, 2017 09:19 PM
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