New Delhi, July 20: He is known for his hugs, but this was one hug Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not expecting. After a no-holds barred and scathing criticism of Modi on several issues including Rafale jet deal today, Congress president Rahul Gandhi walked across the green-carpeted well of Lok Sabha to Modi and hugged him, a gesture which took the Treasury Bench members by surprise.
Gandhi's unexpected gesture, which quickly became a favoured video clip for television channels, came during a debate on no-confidence motion moved by the TDP against the Modi government.
As soon as the Parliament witnessed the light moment may be for the first time in history of Parliament debates, Twitteratis went crazy and hashtags #Pappu and #RahulGandhi started trending on Twitter.
Here is how the twitteratis reacted
Rahul Gandhi's Priya Varrier moment after 'The Hug'
We have seen Modi's Hug, it's time to appreciate Rahul's Hug
A new Gandhi is born today
Rahul's 'Gandhi' Moment
A great strategy, well done!
This is great strategy. Well done @RahulGandhi.— Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) July 20, 2018
Exposed BJP's failures in his speech & then by giving a hug to Modi, he has shown Indians why he & the Congress are different from Modi & the BJP.
Love & brotherhood are the way forward. Not hate. pic.twitter.com/uQILlOlO9n
GIF of the year!
GIF of the year! pic.twitter.com/ZUiV64Opg1— Soumyadip Choudhury (@soumyadip) July 20, 2018
Agla election me mujhe please jeete do