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Cong mocks PM Modi's 'hugplomacy', BJP hits back

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today posted a tweet mocking Modi for hugging world leaders, evoking a sharp reaction from the that slammed it as "immature" and demanded an apology. The opposition party said that with Israeli Prime Minister visiting India, it looks forward to more hugs from Modi. In a video posted on the official handle of the Congress, Modi is seen hugging world leaders such as US and French Emmanuel Macron, among others. "With Israeli PM visiting India, we look forward to more hugs from PM Modi! #Hugplomacy," the said in a tweet. The tweet came hours after Modi received Netanyahu at the airport, setting aside protocol, and hugged him as he deplaned the aircraft. Reacting to the tweet, Union Human Resource Development minister and senior leader said it showed the Congress's lack of political sensibility. "What they have tweeted shows their immaturity and lack of political sensibility. We condemn this.

I hope wisdom prevails on them some day," Javadekar told reporters. He said that the lacks concrete issues and since it cannot defeat the electorally, it has posted such a tweet. "This not only insults our but also the guest (Netanyahu). The should not only withdraw the tweet but also issue an apology for it," he said. spokesperson said the has been consistently abusing the and the tweet is appalling and unpalatable.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 21:50 IST