Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again displayed his penchant for wearing headgears of all hues at public meetings that has earned him the sobriquet of "Turban Man." On Monday, he lived up to the reputation by donning one that is worn by Naga warriors.
Modi was in Nagaland to inaugurate the Hornbill Festival and Nagaland Statehood Day celebrations in Kisama, Nagaland.
Is Modi, who is by now famous for his style statements, trying to convey a subtle message of national unity by wearing different headgears? From the hornbill cap, strange peacock feather cap, saffron Sikh turban and giant conical cane hat among others, the PM has projected himself as a " man of many hats, " literally speaking.
However, in 2011, a controversy sparked when the man who likes to wear different turbans refused to wear a skull cap, which was offered to Modi by a Muslim, during his Sadhbhavna fast.
When criticised regarding the matter, Modi said, "If wearing a cap were to be seen as a symbol of unity, then I never saw Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel or Pt Jawaharlal Nehru wearing such caps."