Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday attacked Congress party for Shashi Tharoor’s remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi donning "outlandish" Naga and other headgear on his trips but refusing to sport a Muslim skull cap.
“Congress should immediately apologise for Shashi Tharoor's remark. It's a part of our tradition & is our cultural identity,” ANI quoted Rijiju as saying.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor sparked a fresh row with his remarks about PM Modi.
"I ask you why does our prime minister wear all sorts of outlandish headgear wherever he goes around the country or around the world? Why does he always refuse to wear a Muslim skull cap?
"You see him in Naga headgears with feathers. You have seen him in various kinds of extraordinary outfits which is a right thing for a prime minister to do. Indira Gandhi has also been photographed wearing various kinds of costumes. But why he still always says no to one?" Tharoor said, reported PTI.
Tharoor was addressing a seminar on "Standing up to hatred, violence and intolerance in contemporary India" in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday.
It may be recalled that Tharoor had recently kicked up a controversy with his remarks that the BJP, if voted to power again, will create a "Hindu Pakistan".
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