Shahi Imam of Kolkata's Tipu Sultan Mosque, Maulana Noorur Rahman Barkati, on Saturday declared an award of 25 lakh rupees for shaving the head and beard of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
During a press conference here at city's press club, Shahi Imam made the announcement in the presence of Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha MP Idris Ali.
"Narendra Modi has committed sin by banning currency and I'm announcing fatwa to shave the sinner's head and beard," Maulana Noorur Rahman Barkati said.
"The person, who can shave Modi's head and beard, will be awarded Rs. 25 lakh," Barkati added.
The Shahi Imam also said that maximum people in India wanted to see TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee as the Prime Minister of India.
BJP leaders of West Bengal condemned of the Imam's comments on Narendra Modi.
Earlier in December, Shahi Imam Maulana Noorur Rahman Barkati issued a fatwa to pelt stones at BJP's state president Dilip Ghosh.