Ranchi: It happened yet again. At an event in Ranchi, supporters of the Prime Minister raised pro-Narendra Modi slogans forcibly interrupting Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren's speech. PM Modi was sharing the dais with the Jharkhand CM at an inaugural event of a project of Power Grid Corporation of India in Ranchi.
Soren had urged the crowd to remain calm as a serious issue was being discussed but they did not pay heed to his request. When the crowd refused to relent, PM Modi was forced to intervene. He raised his hand and asked the crowd to stop chanting. However, even when the PM was delivering his speech, the crowd continued chanting the pro-Modi slogans loudly.
Speaking at the event, the PM said that the government is being able to take quick decisions because of the massive mandate that the government has got. "We are able to fulfil our promises as we have been elected with full majority and have chosen a stable government," Modi said.
After the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Haryana had faced some awkward moments at public programmes attended by PM Modi, the Congress high command had advised them not to share dais with the Prime Minister at public places.
Meanwhile, differing with the Congress high command's suggestion, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had said that he will follow the protocol and not go against it "just because someone says so".
The BJP has slammed the Congress saying that they "could run away from the stage that they are sharing with Modi but they would not be unable to run away from his development."
Earlier last week, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan was hooted down during a public event in Solapur when he shared the stage with the PM. Chavan had to stop speaking during the function as the crowd began to chant Modi's name. Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda who shared the dais with PM Modi in Kaithal, too, was shouted down by the PM's supporters.
After repeated incidents, the Congress had advised its Chief Ministers to skip the events involving PM Modi.