Congress president Rahul Gandhi was left blushing when a woman kissed him on stage during a public gathering in Gujarat's Valsad on Thursday.
Rahul Gandhi's 'Valentine's Day surprise' was caught on camera and has now gone viral.
The woman told media that it was a spontaneous gesture and had nothing to do with the Valentine's Day fervour today, adding that the Congress chief was "like her brother".
The woman, who appeared to be in her 60s, claimed that she was a senior Congress worker.
Asked if she kissed the Congress president because today is Valentine's Day, the woman, who identified herself as Kashmiraben, replied in the negative.
"I am a senior party worker from Surat. I am also a Parsi. I am in the Congress for over 48 years now. I am Rahul Gandhi's well-wisher. He is like my brother," she said.
"I am very excited that he is here," she added.
Kashmiraben exuded confidence that Rahul Gandhi will become prime minister.
"He is young and we all want to see him as prime minister. Rahul Gandhi's intentions are good. He also fulfils his promises. I am sure that he will become the prime minister after the ensuing elections," she said.
Rahul Gandhi had to face a similar situation in February 2014 when a woman planted a kiss on his cheek during a public interaction event in Assam's Jorhat.
Rahul Gandhi was caught completely off guard by the woman's gesture. The woman was later taken away by the Congress leader's guards.