Rahul Gandhi's gesture of hugging Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha yesterday has sent a good message, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar today said, while advising the prime minister not to target political rivals from "foreign soil".
The Aam Aadmi Party today lauded Rahul Gandhi's speech during the no-confidence debate in Parliament and criticised the BJP for making a fuss over the hug the Congress president gave to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The BJP today hit out at Rahul Gandhi, saying he lacked "capability" and "seriousness" to lead the Congress party and had "only friability and flippancy", a day after he created a flutter in the Lok Sabha by hugging PM Narendra Modi during the debate on the no-trust vote against the government.
Congress leader Ashok Gehlot on Saturday backed party President Rahul Gandhi's hugging of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Friday, saying that it was done to wipe out hate politics between the ruling and opposition parties.
Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav sought to caution Congress president Rahul Gandhi against his controversial hug-diplomacy wherein he had embraced PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha after speaking on the no-confidence motion.
Congress hit back at Modi's jibe at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him during the no confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, saying it "exposes his politics of hate".
Drawing a parallel between the FIFA World Cup final and the no-confidence motion, the Shiv Sena today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi might have emerged victorious like France, but Congress chief Rahul Gandhi won many hearts like runners-up Croatia.
Jaitley said the Congress President has seriously hurt the image of an Indian politician before the world at large.
A day after surprising the Prime Minister with a hug, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he would tackle Narendra Modi's "hate and fear" with love and compassion.
The YSR Congress Party has called for an Andhra Pradesh shutdown on July 24 to protest the injustice being meted out to the state by the Centre.