Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke security protocol during his visit to Mizoram, the only Congress-ruled state in Northeast. After concluding his address at a rally in Lunglei, PM Modi proceeded outside the venue towards his vehicle where locals were waiting to greet their Prime Minister. In a video accessed by Republic TV, PM Modi can been seen moving inside his car as the crowd is cheering and calling out to him. At this very moment, PM Modi sticks his head out and stand on the foot-board of his car, greeting the crowd gathered to witness his rally.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Congress for ignoring the aspirations of the people in Mizoram, and said the party's rule has left the state behind in terms of development.
"The Congress party, which once governed a maximum number of states, is now restricted to just two or three states. Now, the people of Mizoram have a golden opportunity to rid themselves of this Congress culture," PM Modi said.
The priority for Congress is not the people of Mizoram, it is fighting to gain power, the PM charged.
"I feel deep sense of anguish when I see a Congress leader abused traditional dress of northeast states, calling them outlandish. Your hopes, ambitions do not matter to the Congress. Their priority is power and not the people of Mizoram," he further stated.
In the last four years, the BJP government at the Centre, has worked for greater recognition of Indian culture and traditions, far and wide, PM Modi asserted.
PM Modi's scathing attack on Congress comes after Shashi Tharoor in August stated that Prime Minister Modi wears "outlandish" headgear.
"I ask you why does our Prime Minister 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 stated.
"You see him in Naga headgears with feathers. You have seen him in various kinds of extraordinary outfits which is a right thing for a prime minister to do. Indira Gandhi has also been photographed wearing various kinds of costumes. But why he still always says no to one?", he had added.
Meanwhile, Mizoram in the Northeast is the last bastion of the Congress. Election to the 40-member assembly is scheduled for November 28.