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Hugging is PM Modi’s trademark, what Rahul Gandhi did was splendid: Shatrughan Sinha

By Deepika

New Delhi, July 24: Actor-turned-BJP parliamentarian Shatrughan Sinha on Tuesday took on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his response to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's sudden hug in parliament during the no confidence motion debate on Friday.

Shatrughan Sinha

Taking to Twitter, the BJP leader called Rahul Gandhi "dynamic young leader of the youth & generation next" and questioned the "hue & cry over a Pyar ki Jhappi" by the Congress president to Prime Minister Modi.

"What's the big fuss, hue & cry over a "Pyar ki Jhappi", an affectionate hug? Dynamic young leader of the youth & generation next, @RahulGandhi spontaneously gave a warm hug to our Hon'ble PM after his speech in Parliament. What a splendid gesture?" tweeted Sinha.

"It has been a "trademark" of Prime Minister Modi to receive all foreign dignitaries with a hug, and hence the hug by the Congress president on the floor of the House should also be accepted with love & grace," he said.

During the no-confidence motion debate on July 20, Rahul Gandhi had hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after ending his speech. Towards the end of his speech, Rahul Gandhi said that the BJP might consider him a "pappu", but he had no hatred for them. And then he left his seat to walk to the Treasury benches and hugged the Prime Minister.

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