New Delhi, July 25: Days after Rahul Gandhi rushed towards Narendra Modi in Parliament and hugged the Prime Minsiter, the Congress workers launched a free hug campaign in Delhi's Connaught Place. The Congress workers on Tuesday were seen holding placards with messages such as 'remove enmity, save country' written on them.
The Congress workers were also seen holding banners with photos of Rahul hugging the Prime Minister. They hugged people in New Delhi's busy Connaught Place area to spread the message of "love".
Rahul Gandhi had walked across the aisle and given a reluctant PM a hug after a fiery speech last Friday during no-confidence motion in Parliament. The PM, confused at first, accepted Gandhi's gesture and shook hands with him.
"Our aim is to spread message - 'remove hatred, save country'. A hug is a way of spreading love. But we also tell people that the idea of India lies in the fact that people from different religions should respect each other's faith and live in harmony," Delhi Congress worker Aniruddh Sharma told news agency ANI.
The Delhi Congress is also planning to take the campaign forward by holding more such gatherings in the national capital. The grand old party will also promote it on the socail media, said an ANI report.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had on Sunday attacked the Gandhi scion over his action inside Parliament, saying the move had exposed Congress "theatrics". Besides 'Dramebazi' Congress doesn't have any issue to talk about," Javadekar had said.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha came out in support of the Congress president and called Rahul Gandhi "dynamic young leader of the youth and generation next". Sinha, in fact, questioned the "hue and cry over a Pyar ki Jhappi" by the Congress president.