Congress’ wisecrack on PM Modi’s ‘hugplomacy’ leaves BJP enraged

The twitter meme has captured stills of PM Narendra Modi's hugs alongwith witty captions such as the 'titanic' hug with ex-president Hollande, 'the barely there' hug with israeli PM Netanyahu and 'never let you go' hug with Japanese PM Abe.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: January 14, 2018 7:23 pm
Modi’s hugplomacy Narendra Modi embrace with Benjamin Netanyahu has been captioned as ‘the barely there’ hug. (Source: Reuters)

The Congress on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hugging diplomacy with his global counterparts particularly during the PM’s foreign visits. The opposition party posted a video meme in its official twitter handle comprising Modi’s hugs with Trump, Netanyahu, Macron and Erdogan and termed it as ‘Hugplomacy’.

“With Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu visiting India, we look forward to more hugs from PM Modi!#Hugplomacy,” the INC tweeted.

The twitter meme has captured stills of PM Modi’s hugs alongwith witty captions such as the ‘titanic’ hug with ex-president Hollande, ‘the barely there’ hug with israeli PM Netanyahu, ‘we now pronounce you’ with crown prince of Abu Dhabi and ‘never let you go’ hug with Japanese PM Abe. The video ended with the ‘that’s enough hugs’ with President Trump.

The INC twitter handle has become quite proactive on the lines of Congress President Rahul Gandhi as a few days ago it tweeted a meme on UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath titled ‘Recipe for a BJP star campaigner’, mocking the CM on his policies and giving an account of the number of criminal accusations against him.

When JuD chief Hafiz Saeed was freed from house arrest in Pakistan on November 2017, Gandhi had tweeted, “Narendrabhai, this is not done. Terror mastermind is free. President Trump just delinked Pak military funding from LeT. Hugplomacy fail. More hugs urgently needed.”

The BJP leadership reacted strongly to the tweet as Union Ministers Babul Supriyo and Prakash Javadekar expressed strong reservations against it. While Supriyo used the terms such as ‘low mentality’, Javadekar went ahead to call it ‘political immaturity’ and an insult to PM Modi and guest Netanyahu.

“The tweet proves that Congress leaders have stopped low and shows their low mentality. They are indulging in crass humor to seek attention. Congress has taken another step towards its annihilation,” said Supriyo.

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  1. Vijay Shankar Mahajan
    Jan 15, 2018 at 11:07 am
    Only thugs can find faults with hugs.
    1. Mohd Sarwar Nasree
      Jan 15, 2018 at 2:00 am
      Well hugging is nice way to show affection . Specially selectively in hugging nembers of European Union or Heads of G7 member countries , could that hugging diplomacy works in same fashion with African member states or China , difficult predicament but certainly it is nice gestures to bring warmth in relationship . What best way to show the Indian culture as " at i bavvo". Congress should learn from this rather critical to this method .whst business is for congress to comment when two head of state mutually agreed to hug .
      1. praful vora
        Jan 15, 2018 at 1:25 am
        What a gutter mind of this Indian politician!They should be talking about how country become self sufficient for her defense and offense purposes militarily and financial ways. They are taking and talking aabout hugs and homosexuality. MInd of Congress leaders are like of worms iin the gutter.
        1. Kumar S Peters
          Jan 14, 2018 at 11:48 pm
          INC needs to stay proactive to rid of the "Kalayugh Raj". There should be new trials for Amit Shah and all those released from jails in past 3.5 years. The Whites have to be assured these hugs are just friendly orientation, not anything more.
          1. Sundaram C R.
            Jan 14, 2018 at 11:18 pm
            The so-called first gandhu family the most confusing blood trail n gutter hereditary with bad lineage can't tolerate the true cultured humble Indian. We all must understand pappu's frustrations. Let the rabid dog bark at the sun. But sun never loose its nature. Keep it up Mr. big 'B". Certainly not our good amitab. People understand what's meaning for big B. Even dot won't on this pappu's face.
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