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3rd target: Crowd boos Jharkhand CM Soren in presence of Modi

Ranchi, Aug 21 (PTI): Jharkhand’s Hemant Soren on Thursday became the third Opposition chief minister to be booed by a crowd in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the recent past.

Modi was at a function to inaugurate a power project and when Soren took the mike to address the gathering, some activists of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party started chanting ‘Modi, Modi’.

Soren’s Jharkhand Mukti Morcha runs a coalition government with the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Modi waved at the people for restraint as Soren continued with his speech. But the booing also continued.

On Tuesday, the crowd at a public event booed Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the Prime Minister's presence, after which Hooda said he would never share the stage with Modi again.

Last Saturday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan had to stop speaking midway as alleged BJP supporters started chanting Modi's name at a function attended by the Prime Minister.

Following this, Chavan skipped a function in Nagpur on Thursday at which Modi performed the bhumi-pujan for a metro railway project.