PM Modi slams Oppn, refers to Rahul Gandhi’s ‘unwanted hug’ at UP rally


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a dig at the “unwanted hug” he received from Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Parliament, and said the coming together of many parties against the BJP will only help the ‘lotus’ bloom.

Modi’s reference was to the coming together of several opposition parties in support of the no-confidence motion moved by the TDP in Lok Sabha on Friday.

The BJP-led NDA won the no-trust vote with nearly three-fourths of a majority in Lok Sabha.

“We asked the reasons for their no confidence but when they failed to give it they ended up giving an unwanted hug,” Modi said, referring to Gandhi’s embrace.


Addressing a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Shahjahanpur, Modi said: “There is not just one ‘dal’ (political party) but dal over dal resulting in “dal-dal” (marshy land) which will only help the ‘lotus” bloom.”

Lotus is the election symbol of the BJP.

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