Narendra Modi should get medically tested after Rahul Gandhi's hug: Subramanian Swamy

Subramanian Swamy criticised Rahul's unexpected hug to the Prime Minister during the No-Confidence Motion debate in the Lok Sabha, saying that it was unethical and shouldn't happen in the future.

Published: 22nd July 2018 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2018 10:21 AM   |  A+A-

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy (File | PTI)



New Delhi [India], July 22 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should get himself medically tested after Congress President Rahul Gandhi embraced him during the No-Confidence Motion debate in the Lok Sabha.

Condemning Rahul's unexpected hug to the Prime Minister, Swamy said,"Rahul Gandhi should not have embraced the Prime Minister all of a sudden. What does it say about the protection of the Prime Minister inside the Parliament? This is absolutely unethical and such behaviour should be discouraged so that it does not happen in the future."

Gandhi, after ending his speech, moved across the floor to get to the treasury benches to the Prime Minister. They hugged each other, and as Gandhi was returning to his seat, Prime Minister Modi was seen calling him back and they exchanged pleasantries. The gestures seemed to ease the tempers.

The Prime Minister, however, was left unmoved by this gesture and did not pull his string back before unleashing his wrath on Gandhi.

Speaking in the Lower House of the Parliament, the Prime Minister had said, "I was surprised at Rahul Gandhi's excitement to come and hug me. What is the hurry? You should trust the people in a democracy. Some people are in a rush to get to the treasury benches."

Later, the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government went on to sail through its first floor test in the Lok Sabha by defeating the No-Confidence Motion moved by Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

The government grabbed a comfortable majority of 325 votes in its favour, who voted against the No Confidence Motion in contrast to 126 votes by the Opposition parties out of total 451 Members of Parliament present in the Lok Sabha.(ANI)


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  • narayanaswamu

    I don't know when our politicians starts talking prudently.
    4 years ago reply
  • Ramesh

    The PM has habit of hugging the foreign dignitaries wherever they meet him
    4 years ago reply
  • K L Goswami

    Modi proved to be mentally ill full of hatered against Congress & Nehru family his behaviour at the start of his reply to the motion very much against the ethics of Prime Minister of a country by doing Nautanki he has lowered the dlignity prestige honour of PMO He did not took trouble to reply points raised on corruption raffle but stereotypes Election speeches
    4 years ago reply
  • Nandita Basu

    What else remark can be expected from a cynic like him...alaways haggling for getting into limelight...
    4 years ago reply
  • Vinod Varma

    National Standup Comedian Ra(h)ul Gandhi is a stress buster.
    4 years ago reply
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