Prime Minister Narendra Modi is believed to be a world famous hugger. In the past four years, he has broken protocol to give bear hugs to his counterparts many a times. But on Friday he was in for a surprise when Congress president Rahul Gandhi walked across the aisle and hugged him tightly after tearing into the BJP-led government during the no confidence motion.
After that, he was rewarded with instant and intense attention on social media. Pictures and videos flooded Twitter, which is hard at work trying to preserve the moment for posterity with jokes and memes.
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— Ojas. (@Ojasism) July 20, 2018
It’s going to be one of those days. We had the hug & now the wink seems to have stolen a march on the hug. I’m almost afraid to ask what’s next.
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) July 20, 2018
Close enough pic.twitter.com/cLeSSzhNZs
— Mask (@Mr_Lolwwa) July 20, 2018
Someone just now said Modi ji should check if Pappu stole his wallet or mobile.. ?Pakit maar samjh rahe Hai isko. By God. ?
— Ashu (@muglikar_) July 20, 2018
— Suby (@Subytweets) July 20, 2018
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Rahul Gandhi: Hold my chai pic.twitter.com/ASCK1jR4qe
— ScoopWhoop (@ScoopWhoop) July 20, 2018
Tu meri Rahul Gandhi, mai tera Narendra Modi. That awkward moment when a girl hugs you unexpectedly. pic.twitter.com/YUI4paSWCb
— Uttam Patil (@I_UttamPatil) July 20, 2018
— . (@0__1) July 20, 2018
As hashtags such as #NoConfidenceMotion and #RahulGandhi and #BhookampAaGaya trended top on Twitter, many users described Rahul Gandhi’s speech as the best so far…