Shiv Sena (UBT) leader supports Rahul Gandhi’s alleged ‘flying kiss’ as an affectionate gesture amid controversy. Opposition to the gesture and Chaturvedi’s response examined in the context of parliamentary conduct and political dynamics.
Chaturvedi Stands By Rahul Gandhi
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Priyanka Chaturvedi expressed her support for former colleague and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi amidst the controversy surrounding his alleged ‘flying kiss’ in the Lok Sabha. Chaturvedi described the gesture as one of affection and criticized the negativity surrounding it.
Defending an Affectionate Gesture
While Rahul Gandhi was speaking, many ministers stood up and caused disruptions. Despite this, he made what Priyanka Chaturvedi called an affectionate gesture. She questioned why this simple expression of warmth was met with such opposition and suggested that excessive negativity might prevent understanding such gestures of love.
Smriti Irani’s Accusation
Union Minister Smriti Irani accused Rahul Gandhi of displaying a “misogynistic” act by giving a flying kiss as he left the Lok Sabha. She criticized the gesture considering the presence of female members in the Parliament, implying it was inappropriate.
Chaturvedi’s Response to Disqualification
Priyanka Chaturvedi highlighted that despite Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification from the parliament and being removed from his residence, his words were not driven by animosity. She pointed out that despite his challenges, he maintained a stance of communication devoid of hatred.
A Different Perspective on the Issue
Chaturvedi conveyed that if anyone had an issue with Rahul Gandhi’s actions, it should remain their concern rather than blaming him for every bit of it. She emphasized that the situation is not about him, but about their perception.