Rahul Gandhi hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi and says this is Congress

The Prime Minister, a little taken aback at first, called Gandhi back and shook hands with him with a pat on his back.

Published: 20th July 2018 02:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th July 2018 02:56 PM   |  A+A-

Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his speech in the Lok Sabha on 'no-confidence motion' during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugs Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his speech in the Lok Sabha on 'no-confidence motion' during the Monsoon Session of Parliament in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise when he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after tearing into the BJP-led government during the no confidence motion.

No confidence motion LIVE UPDATES: Rahul Gandhi hugs PM Narendra Modi after speech

"I have not an iota of hatred or hard feelings against you. You hate me, I maybe 'Pappu' for you. But I love you and respect you because I am the Congress," Gandhi said at the end of his fiery speech.

 

Congress President Rahul Gandhi interacts with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his speech in the Lok Sabha on 'no-confidence motion' during the Monsoon Session of Parliament. (Photo | PTI)

He then walked across to the ruling benches and hugged Modi who was also taken by surprise.

The Prime Minister, a little taken aback at first, called Gandhi back and shook hands with him with a pat on his back. The two exchanged some words.

As the opposition members gave Gandhi a standing ovation and thumped their desks, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said such conduct was against the rules of the House.

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  • VENKATESH R

    Rahul Gandhi
    3 months ago reply
  • Alan Churchil

    Con-gress is made up of "rogues
    3 months ago reply
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