“You all may be thinking that I have a lot of anger and hatred inside me against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But that’s not the case….You may anger against me. For you I may be a Pappu, you can abuse me but I will absorb it,”said Mr Gandhi, referring to often used derisive nickname given by BJP members.
And to everyone’s surprise, including the Prime Minister, he then walked across the aisle, past the Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s chair to the Prime Minister’s seat and hugged Mr. Modi.
In his speech, that last close to an hour and punctuated by a brief interruption, Mr. Gandhi attacked the PM over the Rafale deal, Doklam, demonetization, unemployment, attacks on Dalits and minorities and women safety.