Watch: Rahul’s Hug Gives PM Modi Taste of His Own Medicine in LS

When the hug ended and Rahul withdrew, the PM called him back for a handshake and a few words.

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Too bad Members of Parliament don’t do mic drops at the end of their speeches. Rahul Gandhi, however, improvised and decided to walk up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and give him a hug.

In a rush of adrenaline after his fiery rhetorical speech against the BJP-led central government, the Congress President on Friday, 20 July said, “PM Modi, BJP and RSS have taught me what it means to be a Congress person, the meaning of being a real Indian, and what it means to be a real Hindu. For this, I thank them.”

Following this, he walked up to Modi and hugged him, leaving the MPs, the Speaker and the rest of India stunned.


The Prime Minister called Gandhi back when the hug ended, and shook his hand, and the two exchanged a few words.

But don’t let the hug be the only takeaway from Gandhi’s Lok Sabha speech before the no-confidence motion. The MP from Amethi launched a frontal attack on the NDA government over unfulfilled promises and questioned the Rafale deal, accusing the Defence Minister of lying to the nation, and demanding answers from PM Modi on why he allegedly favoured a particular businessman in the contract.

“The Prime Minister must answer why this contract was given to a particular businessman after taking it away from the Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd,” he said.

"Everybody understands the relationship the prime minister has with certain people. Everybody understands the amount of money that goes into the marketing of the prime minister and everybody knows who have funded that. One of those people was given the Rafale contract. The gentleman benefitted to the tune of Rs 45,000 crore," he alleged.

Rising in support of the motion, he said the TDP, like many others, was "a victim of BJP's political weapon called 'jumla (gimmick) strike'." The TDP had moved the motion against the NDA government.

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