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Akhilesh Yadav turns poetic, quotes poet Bashir Badr to describe Rahul’s hug to PM Modi

By Deepika

Lucknow, July 21: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav turned poetic on Saturday and quoted legendary Urdu poet Bashir Badr to describe the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during motion of no confidence in Lok Sabha.

File photo of Akhilesh Yadav

Taking to twitter, the Samajwadi Party chief wrote: "Koi haath bhi na milayega jo gale miloge tapaak se; yeh naye mizaj ka shehr hai zara fasle se mila karo (no one would even like to shake hands with you if you will jump to hug someone with such warmth; that's not a city-like behaviour, hence, maintain a little distance when you greet someone)."

PM Modi on Friday mocked Rahul Gandhi for hugging him in the Lok Sabha, saying the Congress President was actually dreaming to be the next Prime Minister and had asked him to get up from his seat in the Lok Sabha.

"In the morning, the voting was not over, the debate was also not over, one member came running to me saying 'Utho utho utho'... What is his hurry to come to power," Modi said, gesturing with hands and recalling how Gandhi came to hug him after his speech.

"See who all they are trying to bring together. But they should know we are here because we have the blessings of 125 crore Indians. We are not here for selfish interests."

The Prime Minister said the no-confidence motion has exposed how the Opposition is hungry for power.

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