JMM on Thursday demanded a public apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for hooting "by BJP workers" during Chief Minister and party leader Hemant Soren's speech and threatened that the party would protest every visit by any central minister to the state. "The JMM demands from the prime minister to give up the desire to abrogate federal system for being individual-centric and render a public apology," a JMM release said here.
"Otherwise, JMM activists will protest visits of central ministers to Jharkhand in a democratic manner," it said. It accused BJP activists of working as an organised unsocial outfit destroying Jharkhand's culture and tradition when they hooted during Soren's speech when the prime minister, Governor Syed Ahmed and other dignitaries were on stage during the unveiling of developmental projects.
Holding Modi responsible for BJP's "indisciplined activists" in the presence of its senior leaders, the JMM said it reminded the destruction of the structure in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992. Soren was hooted by the crowd when he came to speak on the occasion of unveiling of a slew of developmental projects by the prime minister at Prabhat Tara Ground at Dhurwa area here.