What will be your reaction if you see Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture with a garland? This just happened! Indore Mayor Malini Gaud paid floral tributes to Narendra Modi and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan along with putting a garland on her dead husband’s picture. According to a report by News 18, Malini Gaud, wife of former Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister late Laxman Singh Gaud, who is also a BJP MLA from Indore’s assembly constituency number 4, was participating in a function at her residence.
Attention was drawn to the controversial act by a Congress MLA Jitu Patwari. Patwari slammed the mayor and said the concerned person should be punished, adding that the mayor was only spared as she hailed from the BJP. Such an incident has not happened for the first time. A Jharkhand minister had drawn flak by offering floral tribute to former President APJ Abdul Kalam when he was alive. In another such incident, a school principal was suspended in Gwalior in 2015 after he had convened condolence meet to condole the demise of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.