Zee Media Bureau
Bhopal: Taking a jibe at Narendra Modi, Bollywood actor Raza Murad on Friday hailed Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for his spirit of secularism.
Chouhan had sported a skull cap while greeting the Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.
Standing alongside Chouhan, Murad said other CMs need to learn from the Madhya Pradesh CM that wearing a cap does not affect one`s religion.
"I do not think much importance should be given to sporting a skull cap as wearing it does not mean anything much," the actor said.
However, the actor quipped, "It was time that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi learn some things from Chouhan and does not show his aversion to skull caps."
Notably, Chouhan did not comment anything on what Murad said. He, however, wished everyone on the occasion of Eid and said, "Nobody should sleep hungry and we should all contribute to the prosperity of our country".
State Congress unit president Kantilal Bhuria and former Union minister Suresh Pachouri also wore skull caps while sharing the dais with Chouhan at the Idgah here.
In 2011, the Gujarat CM had refused to put on a skull cap offered by a Muslim cleric during his sadbhavana fast.
Modi had politely refused to wear it, asking Sayed Imam Shahi Saiyed to offer a shawl instead. The imam did so, and Modi was seen accepting it.
(With Agency inputs)