Guwahati, February 10, 2019
Popular stand-up comedian Atul Khatri faced a backlash and was brutally trolled after he tweeted a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a traditional headgear from Arunachal Pradesh. Modi visited Arunachal Pradesh on February 9th, 2019 to inaugurate several developmental projects.
While addressing the gathering in Itanagar on February 9th, 2019, Modi wore a traditional headpiece of the Nyishi tribe that symbolizes the Great Indian Hornbill.
Who did this???? pic.twitter.com/BWoRgcG9xb
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) February 9, 2019
The stand-up comic captioned the photograph as ‘Who did this?’. The twitteratis came down heavily on him for “insulting” the culture of the Northeast. The Twitter users called him “ignorant” and asked him to “stop stereotyping”.
Man of many hats
Ever since Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India, he has made headlines for several reasons. Modi is also called one of the most stylish prime ministers in the world. He has made quite a statement with his crisp and well-tailored kurtas which he teams up with Nehru jackets.
Prime Minister Modi is often seen wearing hats or legendary traditional headgears representative of each Indian state during nation-wide visits. When in Assam, he was seen trying out the traditional hat jaapi, and in Nagaland, he donned the traditional Nagamese hat and likewise.
Prime Minister Modi on February 9th,2019 laid the foundation stones and inaugurated development projects worth over Rs 4,000 crore at Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on February 9th, 2019. Modi has laid the foundation stone for a greenfield airport, the Hollongi Airport at Itanagar.
He also laid the foundation stone for a permanent campus for Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Jote, Itanagar. PM Modi also inaugurated DD Arun Prabha Channel, upgraded Tezu airport, 110 MW Pare hydroelectric project, 50 health & wellness centres.