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BJP lambasts Congress for mocking PM Modi's 'hugplomacy'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Lambasting for mocking Modi's 'hugplomacy' in a meme video on Twitter, the (BJP) on Sunday said sarcastically that the video showed the "new" thinking of the grand old party under the leadership of

"The video is absolutely despicable. It is making fun of the of that too with the other global leaders of the countries with whom we have good relations. This is a new thinking of the Party under the supervision of It must be condemned in every possible manner," senior leader told ANI.

He added that the video has not been made in India, as the kind of music and reaction shown of the people were not Indians.

"This is a thinking which is alien to as in we greet with warmth and hugging is a part of our friendly nature. Making fun of the by the Party for something which is very Indian and is a part of our culture and that too tweeting it, is condemnable. The video is clearly made in abroad," Kohli stated.

Another leader said the tweet was absolutely appalling.

"This is not the way you talk about the Indian and that too when foreign dignitary, is on the Indian soil. The entire world is watching as what is happening to and relationship. Is this the way main of behaves?" he asked.

Patra further said the has been consistent in abusing Modi.

"First they called him 'Neech' (a low life) and earlier they said "Tu Jake Chai Bech" (go and sell tea) and now we have this kind of tweet. Is this the understanding of the Party as far as the foreign policy is concerned?" he questioned.

Earlier in the day, the mocked Modi by posting a video on Twitter, with a tagline 'hugplomacy', after he received his Israeli counterpart at an airport here.

In the video, the ridiculed Modi's ways of hugging with several world leaders by describing them with comic tags along with gifs.

The Israeli premier, who is on a maiden visit to India, is accompanied by his wife and a 130-member delegation from various sectors, including cyber, agriculture and defence.

Netanyahu will be visiting Delhi, Agra, and Mumbai, and he will be accompanied by the Indian on extensive portions of his visit.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 19:55 IST