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BJP slams Tharoor for remarks on Modi's 'outlandish headgear'

Shashi Tharoor had asked why PM Modi refuses to wear a Muslim skull cap but dons such headgears

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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Shashi came under attack from the BJP for his remarks that wore "outlandish" and "hilarious" Naga headgears during his trips but refused to wear a Muslim skull cap.

The (BJP) demanded an apology from the party for insulting the people of Northeast and tribals, apart from seeking an explanation from

"party and Shashi ji please explain what's the English meaning of outlandish and hilarious headgear? You can't get away after insulting the tribal and Northeast people," tweeted

"I demand an apology from the Congress party for insulting the people of India's Northeast and tribals. described Northeast people and Naga tribal headgears as funny looking outlandish and hilarious," he added.

Another said: "insults the proud cultural heritage of the people of Northeast.

"This condescension and arrogance towards the people of have become hallmark of @INCIndia," he added.

Addressing a seminar, the said: "Why does our Prime Minister, who wears all sorts of outlandish headgears wherever he goes around the country and around the world, but always refuses to wear a Muslim skull cap?

"You see him in hilarious Naga headgears and feathers. You see him in various kinds of extraordinary outfits, which is a right thing for a to do. has also been photographed wearing various kinds of costumes. But why he still always says no to one?"

"Why does he refuse to wear green, the colour that he says is identified with Muslim appeasement? What kind of talk it is?" Tharoor said.

Tharoor had kicked up a row recently with his "Hindu Pakistan" remarks.

First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 07:31 IST