Supporters of Narendra Modi become ‘chaiwalas’ to protest Aiyar’s remark
Mangalore: Mangaloreans out for an early walk on Saturday got a morning cuppa with a difference as youth wearing saffron shirts offered them “NaMo Tea” for free in parks and on the roads.
The NaMo brigade was distributing the tea as a mark of protest against Congress leader, Mani Shankar Aiyar’s recent statement against the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi.
Aiyar had during the AICC meeting on Friday, claimed that Modi would never become Prime Minister and was only good enough to distribute tea. Protesting Modi fans, who turned ‘chaiwalas’ on Saturday to disprove him, distributed around 250 cups of tea in areas like Kadri Park, Kodialbail and Mahaveera Circle between 7 am and 9 am.
“We strongly condemn Mani Shankar Aiyer’s statement and want him to apologise. This is our way of protesting. Modi had sold tea in his younger days and we will show that even a person who once sold tea can become Prime Minister,” asserted NaMo brigade state convener, Naresh Shenoy.
The campaign which started in Mangalore and Bengaluru on Saturday would be held throughout the state, he said. The protest will continue in Mangalore for a few days more as well, especially along the beaches.