Patna, Nov 24: Amidst the claim by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal that Lalu Prasad had “pulled and hugged him” at the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar, the RJD chief’s son and Bihar deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav today said hugging a guest was part of ‘sanskar’ (tradition).”Its part of our sanskar to hug a guest who has come in a pleasant event,” Tejaswi Yadav told reporters. (ALSO READ: BJP MLA O P Sharma calls AAP legislator Alka Lamba night-woman, gets suspended from Delhi assembly)Also Read - Goa Assembly Elections 2022: Arvind Kejriwal Promises Unemployment Allowance, Job Quota For Locals

“Let anybody say anything … Its part of our sanskar to embrace a guest who has come to partcipate in a celebration. There is nothing wrong in it,” he said on Kejriwal’s comment.The image of the Delhi Chief Minister and Prasad embracing had gone viral and put Kejriwal’s anti-graft credentials under serious question.In an effort to wriggle out of the controversy, Kejriwal had said it was the RJD chief who had “pulled and hugged him” and it did not amount to an “alliance” Also Read - Delhiites Beware! Pay Fine up to Rs 10,000 or Face 6-month Jail if Not Carrying PUC

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