Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not new to breaking protocols and on Monday he did just that as he stopped his convoy for a 4-year-old girl. The young fan was delighted as she was taken to meet the Prime Minister who was seated in his car.
PM Modi was on his way to the airport in Surat, wrapping up a two-day visit, when he stopped briefly.
The little girl was taken by personnel of the Special Protection Group to the Prime Minister, who was seen hugging her and saying a few words before sending her off.
The crowd cheered wildly and chanted “Modi, Modi” as it watched the interaction.
The Prime Minister launched many projects today in the state.
The PM arrived yesterday in Surat and took out a roadshow embellished by huge television screens, flags, flashing lights and a 10,000-bike cavalcade. For two-hours, he rode an SUV, waving through its sun-roof to the crowd that lined the route from the airport to the city.
This is his eighth visit in nine months to his home state, which will vote for a new government in November.