Charm offensive after no-holds-barred attack by Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday enacted the parliamentary version of the Sanjay Dutt starrer Munnabhai MBBS’ famed Jaadu ki Jhappi on PM Modi with a seemingly forced hug.

Published: 21st July 2018 05:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st July 2018 05:55 AM   |  A+A-

In this combo of four photos is seen Congress President Rahul Gandhi as he 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 on Friday July 20 2018. (PTI)

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NEW DELHI:In an attempt to showcase his party’s all-embracing philosophy, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday enacted the parliamentary version of the Sanjay Dutt starrer Munnabhai MBBS’ famed Jaadu ki Jhappi on Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a seemingly forced hug.

In the fag end of his speech during the no-confidence motion, Rahul said: “You (BJP) have a lot of anger against me. I’m Pappu for you. You may abuse me. But I’ve no anger against you. I’m the Congress.”   
Rahul’s transformation from an angry Opposition leader to the one embracing opponents came with an explanatory note in which the Congress leader portrayed himself as one who shunned hatred. “You may think that I’ve anger and hatred for Prime Minister and the BJP. But I owe to them that they made me understand (Lord) Shiva and the Congress.

They made me understand the meaning of being Hindustani, that despite all hatred you should love others,” Rahul explained, adding he would take out the anger from the members of the BJP as well. “The meaning of being Hindu is that you should embrace all irrespective of hatred of others,” he added.

Before showing his soft side, Rahul had launched into a no-holds-barred attack, alleging Modi had pressured Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to sign the Rafale deal. “The Prime Minister with the Rafale deal has benefited one businessman who in life hasn’t manufactured any defence product to the tune of Rs 45,000 crore,” Rahul alleged.

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