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Modi knelt down thrice: Ashok Gehlot calls it "trying to be humbler"

Modi knelt down thrice: Ashok Gehlot calls it trying to be humbler

Jaipur: The Prime Minister Modi knelt down thrice before a gathering in Sirohi on Friday apologising for not being able to address them after he arrived delayed.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot took a dig at Narendra Modi, saying the prime minister wanted to appear humbler than him.

Gehlot said instead of displaying such antics, Modi should give the message of brotherhood and love to the people of the country.

PM Modi, who arrived in Abu Road of Sirohi district late on Friday, did not address a rally as he reached the venue late and said he had to obey the loudspeaker rules. He, however, knelt down thrice before the gathering and apologized.

When asked, Mr Gehlot told reporters in Bikaner, "He (Modi) knows that in Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot has the image of a very humble man...a simple man. This has been my image since childhood. How will Modi ji contest this? He wanted to appear humbler than me." The chief minister said in addition to being humble, Modi should also give the message of brotherhood and love to the countrymen.

"But he does not give this message. He is not following my advice. And what do you want to convey by kneeling down thrice?" Gehlot said during the district-level Rajiv Gandhi Rural Olympic sports in Bikaner.

He said if Modi had appealed to the people to spread harmony, he would have called up the prime minister and congratulated him. "Why only kneel down? Just to convey that I am also humble just like Ashok Gehlot?" he said.

PTI with edits

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