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24 Jun, 2015

India’s Muslim Vice President fair game for attacks by Hindu hate-mongers – Hindustan Times

It is tough being Hamid Ansari: on the one hand you are the vice-president of India, and on the other your ‘patriotism’ is being questioned. The latest controversy surrounding Ansari emerged after BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, in a tweet, questioned the VP’s absence from International Yoga day celebrations at Delhi’s Rajpath.

Ironically, Ansari is a regular yoga practitioner. Madhav deleted his tweet and the government apologised to the vice-president after controversy. Union minister Shripad Naik said there is a protocol which specifies that the vice-president can’t be invited to an event where the Prime Minister is chief guest.

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