New Delhi, July 23: The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has expelled its national spokesperson Shankar Charan Tripathi on Monday for criticising its ally and Congress chief Rahul Gandhi for his act of hugging the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha.
Tripathi had called Rahul “childish” for hugging PM Modi and later winking during the no-confidence motion debate in the Lok Sabha.
Tripathi was appointed by Lalu Yadav last year.
Interestingly, RJD leader and deputy chief minister of Bihar, Tejaswi Yadav on the same day tweeted a photo of Rahul’s wink and congratulated him for “unearthing their (BJP) mines of lies and a fantastic speech.”
Oh that wink my friend! Hit them hard where it hurts..Congratulations for unearthing their mines of lies & a fantastic speech @RahulGandhi pic.twitter.com/lMlBFoYGwv
Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 20, 2018
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday stunned the country when he walked across the aisle and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha after launching a scathing attack against the BJP led NDA government during the no-confidence motion debate.
Gandhi concluded his aggressive speech saying “I have not an iota of hatred or hard feelings against you. You hate me, I may be ‘Pappu’ for you. But I love you and respect you because I am the Congress (Aap logon ke andar mere liye nafrat hai, aap mujhe Pappu aur bohot gaaliyan dekar bula sakte hain, lekin mere andar aapke liye nafrat nahi hai).