BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Thursday took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi hugging PM Narendra Modi recently during the no-confidence motion and said hugging Congress president might lead to his "divorce".
“Yes, we do fear hugging Rahul Gandhi as our wives might divorce us after that. Also, Section 377 hasn't been scrapped as yet. If he gets married, we will hug him,” ANI quoted BJP MP as saying.
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#WATCH: Yes we do fear hugging Rahul Gandhi as our wives might divorce us after that. Also, Section 377 hasn't been scrapped as yet. If he gets married, we will hug him: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey on Rahul Gandhi statement 'Now BJP MPs take 2 steps back thinking I'll hug them' pic.twitter.com/gUVMeyjcgw— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
He was reacting to Gandhi’s recent statement when he had said, “Now BJP MPs take two steps back thinking I'll hug them.”
After a scathing criticism of PM Narendra Modi on several issues including Rafale jet deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi walked across to the PM and hugged him, a gesture which took the members of Lok Sabha by surprise.
Modi, who initially looked nonplussed and did not stand up to hug him, recovered quickly and called Gandhi back and patted him on the back.
"This is what it means to be a Hindu," Gandhi said after coming back to his seat amid a big applause from his party members, including his mother Sonia Gandhi and other leaders present.
It is pertinent to mention here that just a few months before the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress along with some other parties had moved a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. However, the numbers were in the ruling party’s favour.