It was 2011, Narendra Modi triggered a debate about politics of headgear, when he politely refused to wear skull cap that was offered by a Muslim cleric during his Sadbhavna fast. He accepted the green chadar instead. Following the event, the media hit hard on Modi, who was not the prime ministerial candidate of the party at that time.
In a recent interview the Gujarat CM said, a bad practice of appeasement has crept into Indian politics. According to Modi, by refusing the cap he just wanted to convey the message that he was not there to fool people by posing for photographs wearing a cap and that he had accepted the green chaddar which had more importance from a religious perspective.
Of course, in hindsight maybe he should have accepted the cap instead of the green chaddar as it would have provided us with another photo opportunity and to his repertoire of “cap” pictures
1. Narendra Modi in Different Headgears
2. Narendra Modi in Arunachal Pradesh Wearing Traditional Headgear
3. Narendra Modi in Assam Wearing Local Headgear
4. Naredra Modi Wearing Punjabi Pagdi