Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday went after the “unwanted hug” he got from Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Parliament on Friday. Tying the gesture to the absence of reason for the no-confidence motion brought against his National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.
Referring to the hug that he received during the debate on the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi during his Uttar Pradesh rally stated, “We asked the reason for their no-confidence motion, but when they failed to give it, they ended up giving an unwanted hug.”
Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- drove NDA won the vote, started by estranged BJP partner Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and supported by most resistance parties, with an almost three-fourths dominant part after an extreme level-headed discussion. Gandhi drove the restrictions to accuse in the open deliberation of a rankling assault on the Modi government, and subsequent to consummation his discourse, strolled up to Modi and hugged him.
Further mocking Rahul for his stint, Modi used the Hindi phrase ‘GALE PAD GAYE’ to describe his gesture which loosely translates into English as thrusting an unwanted liability on someone.
Before Modi, chief minister Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Khanna and UP BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey also mocked Rahul and they also used the same phrase ‘GALE PAD GAYE’ for Rahul Gandhi. Adityanath described Gandhi as ‘PAPPU’ which means young boy. LOL!
Modi said that they were running after the prime minister’s post coming together of several opposition parties against the BJP showed. He used a Hindi expression that means the lotus, which is the BJP’s election symbol, blooms in marshy land.
Modi said, “If one dal (party) is added to another dal, then it becomes daldal (marshy land), which is favourable for the lotus to blossom.”
He stated, “We are clearing up the mess of the previous governments. The dues of cane farmers are being cleared. Our decision to increase the MSP of 14 crops is unprecedented. Those who are shedding crocodile tears for farmers too could have done it but they didn’t do it.”
Former Union minister and Shahjahanpur leader from the Congress, Jitin Prasada, said Modi’s speech was full of rhetoric.
He further added, “Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had visited Shahjahanpur in September 1989 and gave a Rs 700 crore fertiliser plant that still generates employment and revenue but in today’s Prime Minister Modi’s visit, not one paisa has been given to the region. Only talk of how much welfare for the farmers has been done on paper,” he said. “The Modi government has failed in addressing the farmers’ distress.”