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When PM Modi taught legislators how to stand for group photographs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen in this role on Thursday at the inauguration of the state assembly building constructed on 39 acres of land at a cost of Rs 465 crore.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2019 18:37 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand Chief Minister of Raghubar Das during a function for the inauguration of the new Jharkhand Assembly building and other projects in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Jharkhand Chief Minister of Raghubar Das during a function for the inauguration of the new Jharkhand Assembly building and other projects in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019. (PTI)
         

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday turned teacher and guided state legislators on how to stand for group photographs.

The Prime Minister was seen in this role on Thursday at the inauguration of the state assembly building constructed here on 39 acres of land at a cost of Rs 465 crore. It has a sitting capacity of 162 legislators.

Modi inaugurated the new assembly building, which he inspected along with Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu, assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon and Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

After inspecting the main hall where legislators will sit, Modi, along with the Governor, the Speaker and the Chief Minister, began to prepare to pose for a group photograph with the legislators. At which point, the legislators, mostly from the ruling BJP, started jostling to get close to Modi.

Modi, at first, requested the legislators to spread out to enable taking of the group photograph. However, when the legislators failed to make way, Modi emerged from the crowd, signalling with his hands how the MLAS should spread out on both sides of him to enable the group photos, which was taken subsequently.

“It was a memorable moment for me. We should have spread out before Modiji did it. We will forever remember Modiji’s initiative to make us stand in file so that group photographs could be clicked” said Foolchand Mandal, a BJP legislator to IANS.

(The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text)

First Published: Sep 12, 2019 18:36 IST