Ahmedabad: Embarrassed by incidents such as
a Muslim cleric offering Narendra Modi a skull cap and his
refusal to accept it, the Gujarat Chief Minister`s Office has
now issued a list of do`s and don`ts for the organisers.
A note, containing instructions for the organisers at the
district level, has been circulated to BJP workers as well as
the council of ministers, a source in the Chief Minister`s
Among other things, it says that identities and
credentials of anyone desiring to meet Modi on the stage must
Permission will have to be taken for gifting him anything
on the stage. The ministers have been told not to repeat the
During Modi`s three-day Sadbhavna fast in Ahmedabad, a
Muslim cleric requested him to wear a skull cap, which the
chief minister refused. Then again, in Navsari district,
during the second leg of Sadbhavna mission, another Muslim
cleric tried to put a scarf around Modi`s shoulder, but Modi
declined to accept it.
The incidents, against Modi`s assertion that the
objective of the mission was to promote communal harmony, came
as embarrassments to the BJP government.