After absolutely scathing criticism and pointed attacks against the Modi government on several issues including Rafale jet deal during the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha, Congress president walked across the green-carpeted well of the Lok Sabha to PM and hugged him. Then Congress president Rahul Gandhi went back to his seat in the opposition benches in parliament and gave social media one more meme-worthy gesture – a wink.
Several channels gleefully played the hug and the wink and Social media flooded with jokes and memes on the hug as well as the wink that followed the act.
The wink drew comparisons with budding actor Priya Prakash Warrier’s twinkle, arguably the most famous wink in India’s history.
The wink after the hug ! Don’t try to fool Indians.
Rahul Gandhi there was no comedy show in the parliament. You had be seriously be presenting facts in the parliament.
Please for god sake grow up ! pic.twitter.com/dCztujvvtG
— Barkha Trehan (@trehan_barkha) July 20, 2018
— GhoseSpot (@SandipGhose) July 20, 2018
@RahulGandhi gave a performance,not a speech in sync with nature of the proceedings;Rahul seemed like a juvenile,churlish,wink-happy trickster,too eager to please!No roadmap,no vision,no gravitas;Modi bashing&more Modi bashing;that is all the #GandhiDynast did!#NoConfidenceMotion
— Sanju Verma (@Sanju_Verma_) July 20, 2018
— Geeta sharma🇮🇳 (@BeingGeetaS) July 20, 2018
— Akash Sinha (@advAkashSinha) July 20, 2018
— Gautam Joshi (@2203Gautam) July 20, 2018
It’s going to be one of those days. We had the hug & now the wink seems to have stolen a march on the hug. I’m almost afraid to ask what’s next.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 20, 2018
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 20, 2018
PM Modi mocked Rahul Gandhi’s wink, said entire nation saw what eyes did today”(20July)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi’s unexpected hug in the Lok Sabha and said that he was left surprised by the gesture of the Congress President. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said, “The entire country saw what the eyes did today. It is clear in front of everyone.”
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan termed his behaviour as being improper
She said, “PM Narendra Modi was on his seat which commands respect. Winking is against the dignity of Parliament. Rahul ji is not my enemy, he is like my son and it is a duty of a mother to correct. Why will I oppose hugging? But after hugging, that wink wasn’t proper.” (ANI)
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