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After Modi’s no to kaffiyeh,Muslims offer saffron shawl

Modi turned down a skull cap offered by a Muslim cleric from Kheda during his Sadbhavana fast.

Written by Hiral Dave | Porbandar |
November 21, 2011 2:12:28 am

After being snubbed by CM Narendra Modi during his recent Sadbhavana Mission rallies,Muslims today offered him a saffron shawl with tridents and “Om Namah Shivayah” printed on it.

And unlike the incident in Navsari,where he turned down a kaffiyeh offered by a Muslim,Modi leaned forward to take the saffron shawl even as Vijay Rupani,BJP Rajya Sabha member,announced that the “Muslim samaj here has gifted the CM a shawl”. In September,Modi had also turned down a skull cap offered by a Muslim cleric from Kheda.

While the Sunni Muslim Samaj of Porbandar offered the shawl,the Junagadh Sunni Muslim Jamaat gave him a 2.5-foot idol of Hanuman and a miniature of Lord Krishna’s chariot. “Through the shawl and idol we tried to send the message of sadbhavana,’’ said Kasam Sandhar,president of the Anjuman Islam Porbandar.

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