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Headgear controversy: Nagaland BJP burns Tharoor effigy

Press Trust of India  |  Dimapur (Nagaland) 

The BJP unit today took out a protest rally and burnt an effigy of MP here demanding apology from the former union for allegedly disrespecting the Naga culture.

has shown utter disregard towards the custom of the Nagas and have crossed all limits, state BJP General Secretary said.

He also demanded an apology from

"It is shameful for someone who was at the United Nations and is an elected to mock the custom of the tribal people. He has insulted the tribal people of north east in general and the Nagas in particular," Vizo said.

The Thiruvananthapuram MP had courted controversy by claiming that Prime could wear all kinds of headgear, but not Muslim skull cap.

"I ask you why does our prime wear all sorts of outlandish headgear wherever he goes around the country or around the world? Why does he always refuse to wear a Muslim skull cap?" Tharoor had said while speaking at a seminar in the capital of on August 5.

Vizo claimed that the attitude unmasked the Congress' claims of being the party for the downtrodden minorities and tribals.

Tharoor's statement drew sharp response from the BJP leaders and Union ministers.

Being attacked for the statement, he said in a tweet: "The cynicism of theBJP is as impressive as their tactics.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 19:10 IST