Nishikant Dubey took a jibe against Rahul Gandhi, mentioning the section 377

Nishikant Dubey took a jibe against Rahul Gandhi, mentioning the section 377
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Rahul Gandhi said BJP MPs step back on seeing him as they fear he might hug them a day after he had hugged PM Modi, BJP lawmaker Nishikant Dubey took a jibe, saying that the leaders may be divorced by their wives if they embrace the Congress president as Section 377 hasnt been scrapped as yet

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi said BJP MPs step back on seeing him as they fear he might hug them a day after he had hugged PM Modi, BJP lawmaker Nishikant Dubey took a jibe, saying that the leaders may be divorced by their wives if they embrace the Congress president as "Section 377 hasn't been scrapped as yet".

Mr Dubey said BJP lawmakers can hug Rahul Gandhi only once the Congress president gets married. "Why should we hug him. Section 377 hasn't been scrapped as yet. And our wives will also give divorce to us. If Rahul Gandhi gets married, then we will hug him," he said.

Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises sex among people belonging to the same gender. On Wednesday, Mr Gandhi had said that BJP MPs took "two steps back" on seeing him, fearing that he may embrace them.

Rahul Gandhi was being severely criticised by the BJP leaders for hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the no-confidence motion against the government in the parliament last week.

The Congress chief had said he may have a different opinion with the ruling party leaders and he can fight them, but he doesn't have the need to hate them.

After a scathing criticism of Prime Minister Modi on various issues including the Rafale fighter jet deal with France, Mr Gandhi had walked across the well of the Lok Sabha to the prime minister and hugged him. The gesture took Prime Minister Modi as well as the treasury benches completely by surprise.

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