Bollywood actor Raza Murad, who was present at the Idgah, Bhopal's main mosque with Chouhan said that all who refuse to wear a skull cap should learn from this, as by donning this cap, one does not become a "Hashmat Ali".
Chouhan's gesture was in contrast to Modi, who refused to accept a skull cap from a maulvi at his sadbhavna (goodwill) fast in Ahmedabad in 2011, raising criticisms over his act.
However, Chouhan's gesture and Murad's comments has once again created controversies.
"I am really hurt that a C-grade (referring to Murad) actor standing beside our CM poked fun at Narendra Modi. I will raise the issue at the appropriate party forum," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti was quoted as saying.
Chouhan later told reporters: "It was Eid, an occasion to celebrate mutual love and brotherhood, and nobody should distort its spirit by giving it a political colour."
--IBNS (Posted on 10-08-2013)