Haryana CM Hooda meets PM Modi three days after hooting

New Delhi, Aug 23: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, three days after announcing that he would not share stage with the BJP prime minister.

[Read: Booing CMs: Are appointed state leaders under threat?]

While Hooda's office said it was the PM who had invited the CM, the Prime Minister's Office issued a one-line statement saying the CM had called on the PM.

The chief minister of the poll-bound state reportedly discussed issues like Centre-state financial relations and the water dispute with Punjab and Delhi with the prime minister.

"I fully respect the constitutional post of the prime minister. We discussed such issues concerning Haryana as fall under the purview of the central government," agencies quoted Hooda as saying.

Hooda's office said it was the Pm who had invited him

The Haryana chief minister was left aghast on Tuesday after he was booed at by a crowd during a function at Kaithal where Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone of a project to widen the national highway. The Congress chief minister accused the BJP activists of conspiring against him and vowed not to share the stage with Modi at public events.

Two days after the Kaithal incident, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren was also jeered at by a crowd while he shared the stage with PM Modi at Ranchi.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan cancelled sharing stage with Modi after the Hooda incident happened. A section of the Congress leadership wanted the party's chief ministers to boycott the prime minister.

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