Published: 29th July 2015
CHATTISGARH: As the nation mourns the death of late President and missile man Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Chief Minister of Chattisgarh Dr Raman Singh has courted another controversy.
While speaking to the mediapersons, Singh said that, “I express my condolences on the death of respected Modi ji.” This is especially shocking as Singh belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the same party as PM Modi.
This incident comes in the heels of a similar shocking event where the Education Minister of Jharkhand Neera Yadav paid floral tribute to the photograph of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. This incident took place when Kalam was still alive. Read more about the story HERE.
The people’s president collapsed yesterday while delivering a lecture at IIM, Shillong and was mourned by millions of Indians.
Raman Singh’s faux pas will be seen as derogatory as it is an indication that he neither knows who died nor has bothered to apologise for his mistake, as of now. There has been no comments from Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Narendra Modi himself.