Maharashtra CM right not to share stage at public function with PM Modi: Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s decision not to share the stage at public functions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

ANI| Last Updated: Aug 21, 2014, 14:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Thursday justified Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan`s decision not to share the stage at public functions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said it was necessary for the future as a logical step by any self-respecting person in order to prevent any political mud-slinging in a public function.
"The unfortunate occurrences which have taken place, where responsible public functionaries have been booed or ridiculed almost in a systematic manner, then obviously any self-respecting person would not then like to share the dias and allow people or a political party in an orchestrated manner to use that platform in order to score political brownie points," Tewari told ANI.

Taking a leaf out of his Haryana counterpart Bhupinder Singh Hooda`s predicament at a recent event in Kaithal, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has reportedly refused to share stage with the Prime Minsiter.
Chavan`s decision comes after he faced humiliating experiences of being booed during two functions on August 16 - in Raigad and Solapur in Prime Minister Modi`s presence.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, too, had been heckled at a function where he was sharing stage with the Prime Minister. He thereafter decided that he would not share the dais with Prime Minister Modi in any future public functions.