Rahul Gandhi was caught off-guard as a woman planted a kiss on his cheek at a public rally in Gujarat. The video has been widely shared on social media, which has been particularly active on Valentine’s Day.
In the video, the Congress president is seen on a stage in Gujarat’s Valsad, around 360 km from Gandhinagar, when a group of women suddenly appears with garlands and flowers. He stands up to greet them when one woman drags down his head and kisses him on the cheek, leaving Rahul Gandhi blushing.
The other women surround him and proceed to give him flowers and bouquets. This is Rahul Gandhi’s first visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state since the 2017 election, in which the Congress put up a strong challenge against the ruling BJP.
Though the BJP retained power by winning 99 seats in the 182-member assembly, the Congress upped its tally from 61 to 80.