The debate on the no-confidence motion in Parliament took an unexpected and almost comical turn after Congress President Rahul Gandhi, following his speech proceeded to walk over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and gave him a hug:
Rahul Gandhi HUGS PM Modi after his speech in no-confidence motion pic.twitter.com/YjyDIWNwSd
— ABP News (@abpnewstv) July 20, 2018
As seen in the above video, PM Modi who was shocked at this “gesture” by Rahul, called him back and amicably shook his hand while having a jovial chat with the Congress President.
As reported by ANI, Rahul had hugged PM Modi after making a statement that, “you all have a lot of hatred against me, if you want you can call me Pappu or abuse me you can, but I don’t have any hatred against you.
Predictably this act by Rahul resulted in a frenzy of twitter reactions:
— Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) July 20, 2018
Someone just now said Modi ji should check if Pappu stole his wallet or mobile.. ?Pakit maar samjh rahe Hai isko. By God. ?
— Ashu (@muglikar_) July 20, 2018
LOL! It’s as if spare me when your turn comes https://t.co/eo6ezvvnsd
— iMac_too (@iMac_too) July 20, 2018
When my kid comes and apologises after a tantrum and I’m still mad. pic.twitter.com/waeSQsiuPw
— Divya (@divya_16_) July 20, 2018
Incidentally, Rahul seems to have taken the matter to almost cringe-worthy levels after he was also caught on camera winking after his hug:
— ANI (@ANI) July 20, 2018
This too resulted in a lot of “pondering” on Twitter:
— Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) July 20, 2018
— | nisheeth sharan | (@nisheethsharan) July 20, 2018
This is what happens when you play a script. Emotions, Nationalism, Hinduism, Secularism & Liberalism everything is a mere script for the Congress party & Gandhi Family. pic.twitter.com/HG3HzHks5S
— Bhaiyyaji (@bhaiyyajispeaks) July 20, 2018
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