24 Jun, 2015
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.