It was indeed a historic no-confidence motion debate in the Indian Parliament where in the photo that would be remembered for years to come is that of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi almost forcibly embracing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who appeared totally taken aback.
The embrace though came after Rahul Gandhi concluded his sharpest-ever attack on PM Narendra Modi from the floor of parliament today.
He also addressed the propaganda unleashed in the social media where he is usually referred to as ‘Pappu’.
Rahul Gandhi said, “You can abuse me, you can call me Pappu, but I don’t have a speck of hatred against you. This is what it means to be a Hindu”.
It need be mentioned that as the debate started on the no-confidence motion, the numbers in parliament dropped rapidly, bringing the government’s goal of getting two-third votes within striking distance.
While the Naveen Patnaik’s BJD walked out, the Shiv Sena too for some reason chose to stay away.
It was always clear that the BJP has the numbers to sail through the no-trust motion.
The no-confidence and the debate was widely seen as a launch pad for its campaign for the 2019 general elections.
Despite BJP claims about Shiv Sena backing the government, the upset ally stayed away from parliament after last-minute instructions from party chief Uddhav Thackeray.>