PM of a secular country wearing religion on his sleeve is deeply problematic: Says Mehbooba Mufti, gets trolled by twitterati

The opposition leaders have raised quite a furore over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kedarnath shrine, just a day after the official culmination of election campaigns. The Prime Minister not only did pray to Lord Shiva at the shrine but also sat for a deep meditation in a holy cave nearby.

The opposition has alleged that Prime Minister continued to influence the electoral with this antics. Many have also voiced their reservations with Prime Minister publicly practicing his religion, one whom surprisingly was former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti.

In a tweet, Mufti said, “for a PM of a secular country, it’s the wearing religion on his sleeves part that’s deeply problematic. Whats the difference between Pak & India if we don’t separate religion from state.”

Pretty ironically, Mufti who has problems with Prime Minister wearing his religion on the sleeve, is herself a very proud and religious Muslim. She never appears publicly without an Islamic headscarf (hijab) and while speaking frequently uses “inshallah,” a term regarded pious in Islam.

The tweet, which apperantly contradicts her own deeds has not gone down well with the twitter users. Many on twitter have called out Mehbooba Mufti over the tweet.

Meanwhile, the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) on polling day.

“Though the campaign for the last phase of polling for 2019 Lok Sabha elections got over on May 17 at 6 p.m., Narendra Modi’s Kedarnath Yatra is being covered and widely reported in local media as well as the national for the last two days. This is a gross violation of the Model Code Of Conduct,” said Derek O’Brien, leader of the TMC Parliamentary Party in the Rajya Sabha.