Dy.CM touches Modi's feet; PM takes a class

Dy.CM touches Modi's feet; PM takes a class

The IAF airfield, Yelehanka Air Force Station, had a bunch of delegates and representatives present yesterday in order to welcome the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. As we know the PM came to Bengaluru to watch Chandrayaan 2 live lunar landing at the Moon's south pole along with 70 school students at the ISRO headquarters.

However, a particular incident while PM was being welcomed has grabbed many eyeballs when Karnataka deputy Chief Minister Ashwath Narayan, who was one among the delegates, tried to touch Modi's feet after giving him a bouquet.   The gesture has irked Modi and he gave a piece of cautionary advice that he should never touch any leader's feet. He said it is a sign of being enslaved to others.

Along with Ashwath Narayan, CM of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa, Union Minister Sadananda Gowda and, Governor was also present and all of them had presented bouquets and hand shook with Modi, while Narayan made a move that has left Modi in displeasure. However, he was not at all angry on Dy CM, said sources.

In Indian right-wing, people do not touch others' feet as they believe everyone is equal in the society. Also, Modi does not practice this gesture of touching feet and he believes that to be nonsensical. Earlier too, Modi asked newly elected MPs to not touch his feet during his maiden speech. While Indians touch elders feet as a gesture of honour and blessing, Modi rubbished this move stating that it hardly has any significance and one should not practice such a common notion.