Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) National Spokesperson Shankar Charan Tripathi has been expelled from the party on Monday. Tripathi had criticized Rahul Gandhi for hugging PM Modi in Lok Sabha during No Confidence Motion debate moved by the TDP in Lok Sabha on Friday
The Congress is an ally of the RJD in Bihar and so an RJD leader slamming the Congress' national president has the potential to damage cordial ties between the two parties.
Tripathi said Rahul's act was childish and unexpected from a person who considers himself a prime ministerial candidate in 2019. He praised Rahul's speech, but claimed his last act of hugging the Prime Minister and winking completely washed away his speech.
Tripathi, however, said he was making his comment in his personal capacity.