Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has put Narendra Modi at par with Sardar Patel.
Chouhans tweet that his work and stature could be comparable to Patels followed a Pakistani ministers comment equating Modi with Hafiz Saeed.
Much to the discomfiture of the two BJP chief ministers,actor Raza Murad on Id lauded Chouhans gesture to wear the cap and openly snubbed Modi for not doing so in the past. The actors comment led to a storm with BJP vice-president Uma Bharti dismissing him as a C grade artist and taking a potshot at Chouhan,in whose presence Murad had made the comment.
Chouhan later said that the occasion should not have been used to make a political statement. Even Congress leaders were present when Murad made the said comment.
Meanwhile,the Congress accused Chouhan of being an opportunist. He has worn the skull cap to get votes and if the need arises will even take off his shirt to seek votes, Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh said. Singh said Modi does what he says unlike the MP CM who goes back on his words. Chouhan said that the comments did not deserve a response.