Bengaluru: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the “flag bearer” of Indian culture and tradition.
Speaking at an event organised by Vedanta Bharati here, Shah said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is touring the globe as the flag bearer of the Indian culture and tradition.”
To buttress his point, the BJP President said Modi took a holy dip in the Ganga river and attended Ganga Aarti in Varanasi before taking oath as Prime Minister.
He recalled that Modi had sent red sanders to the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal for special prayers to be performed on behalf of the government of India.
The Prime Minister had on August 4 2014 offered puja at the famous fifth century Pashupatinath temple.
He had also donated 2,500 kg of sandalwood to the temple.
Shah slammed the previous governments for their ‘wrong interpretation’ of secularism, preventing them from honouring the best things of the country.
“But after a long interval we have a Prime Minister who sends across the message that we have a lot to give to the world,” he said.