Hours after the BJP-led NDA government comfortably sailed through the no-confidence motion moved against it in Lok Sabha, Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked PM Narendra Modi on Saturday accusing him of using 'anger and hatred' to build his narrative.
"The point of yesterday's debate in Parliament.. PM uses Hate, Fear and Anger in the hearts of some of our people to build his narrative. We are going to prove that Love and Compassion in the hearts of all Indians, is the only way to build a nation," Rahul Gandhi tweeted referring to Friday's debate in Lok Sabha over the no-trust motion.
In a never-seen-before act inside Parliament on Friday (July 20), Rahul Gandhi left his speech mid-way and went on to hug PM Modi surprising him completely. The PM then called Rahul back shook hands with him and patted the Congress leader's back smilingly.
The point of yesterday’s debate in Parliament..
PM uses Hate, Fear and Anger in the hearts of some of our people to build his narrative.
We are going to prove that Love and Compassion in the hearts of all Indians, is the only way to build a nation.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 21, 2018
The unprecedented scene was flashed repeatedly by news channels across the country. While the BJP termed Rahul's hugging act as nothing but a pre-planned drama, the Congress said it showed the Congress' 'love all' ideology.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reprimanded Gandhi for the hug, calling it a "drama" and said everyone must maintain decorum in Parliament.
During his speech, Rahul Gandhi also accused the government of 'lying' to the nation on the issue of sharing details of the controversial Rafale jet deal which was rejected strongly by Modi who called the charges 'distortion of truth'.
In his response, Modi urged Gandhi not to make such childish allegations on such sensitive issues having security implications. "The allegations are distortion of truth," PM Modi said.