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Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi In Row Over “Flying Kiss” In Parliament

Smriti Irani vs Rahul Gandhi In Row Over “Flying Kiss” In Parliament


Flying Kiss Row: Smriti Irani slammed Rahul Gandhi over his accusation

New Delhi:

Union Minister Smriti Irani right now accused Congress MP Rahul Gandhi of blowing a “flying kiss” whereas leaving parliament after his speech in the course of the No-Confidence Movement debate in Lok Sabha.

“Solely a misogynist man can blow a flying kiss to parliament that seats girls MPs,” Smriti Irani mentioned on Rahul Gandhi, who was reinstated in parliament yesterday. The motion “lacked dignity”, she charged.

“By no means earlier than has the “misogynistic behaviour” of a person been so seen in parliament. When the Home of the folks – the place legal guidelines are made to guard the dignity of ladies – in the course of the course of a session stands witness to a person’s misogyny, my query is ought to he be delivered to activity?” she questioned. 

The Congress insisted that Rahul Gandhi was gesturing in the direction of MPs of the ruling BJP who had been shouting slogans. “Rahul Gandhi gestured in the direction of the treasury benches as he was leaving with a flying kiss as he had referred to as them brothers and sisters. He didn’t direct it in the direction of any specific minister or MP, and by no means in the direction of Smriti Irani,” a Congress chief mentioned.

However girls BJP MPs demanded motion and complained to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla that Mr Gandhi had insulted girls along with his alleged “indecent gesture”.


BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, referring to the alleged flying kiss, informed NDTV that Rahul Gandhi’s gesture confirmed his upbringing isn’t “appropriate.”

“All these sitting within the press gallery might additionally see what he did. His gesture was very shameful. If you end up a member of parliament, you need to know what sort of language for use,” she mentioned.

Responding to the criticism, Congress’s Manickam Tagore accused Smriti Irani of “Rahul-phobia” and requested her to snap out of it.

The Opposition countered that the Congress chief was displaying affection in the direction of his political opponents. “It was a gesture of affection in the direction of the treasury benches, however BJP would not perceive any love,” mentioned Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi. 

Rahul Gandhi was the opening speaker on Day 2 of the No-Confidence Debate within the Lok Sabha right now.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the talk on Thursday.

This isn’t the primary time that Rahul Gandhi’s theatrics have ignited an issue. In 2018, he hugged the PM and, whereas returning to his seat, winked at colleagues, making a storm and sparking memes.



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