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PM wears outlandish headgear but refuses skull cap: Tharoor

He was addressing a seminar on Standing up to hatred, violence and intolerance in contemporary India".

Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has plunged headlong into a fresh row with remarks about PM Narendra Modi donning “outlandish” Naga and other headgear but refusing to sport a Muslim skull cap, comments the BJP dubbed as insulting to the people of the North-East.

“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. But why he still always says no to one?” Tharoor has said.

He was addressing a seminar on Standing up to hatred, violence and intolerance in contemporary India” on Sunday.

Union Ministers demand apology

”I demand apology from the Congress for insulting the people of North-East. Tharoor described N-E people & tribal headgears as funny looking outlandish.” — Kiren Rijiju

“Tharoor insults the proud cultural heritage of the people of N-E. This arrogance towards the people of India have become hallmarks of the Congress.” — Rajyavardhan Rathore

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