New Delhi: A Congress woman supporter kissed party president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday during a rally in Valsad district in Gujarat. A video of the incident was tweeted by news agency ANI on Thursday.Also Read - Priyanka Gandhi Dragged Into Police Van As Congress Leaders Detained During Protest Against Price Rise, Unemployment
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The woman reportedly said that the gesture was spontaneous and had nothing to do with the Valentine’s Day fervour. She added that the Congress chief was ‘like her brother’. The senior Congress worker who appeared to be in her late 60s had identified herself as Kashmiraben. She said, “I am a senior party worker from Surat. I am also a Parsi. I am in the Congress for over 48 years now. I am Rahul Gandhi’s well-wisher. He is like my brother,” adding that “I am very excited that he is here.” Also Read - 'Modi Se Bilkul Nahi Darta...', Rahul Gandhi After ED Seals Young Indian Office | WATCH
Kashmiraben exuded confidence that Rahul Gandhi will become prime minister. She said, “He is young and we all want to see him as prime minister. Rahul Gandhi’s intentions are good. He also fulfils his promises. I am sure that he will become the prime minister after the ensuing elections.”
A similar incident occurred in February 2014 when the then Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi was on a tour to Assam. While interacting with the people, some women shook hands with Rahul Gandhi while another kissed him on his cheek at a public gathering in Jorhat, Assam.