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Photo of the day: OMG, is Shashi Tharoor being kissed?

March 10, 2021 19:24 IST
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At Parliament, we often see MPs squaring off against each other, debating issues and raising issues that affect the country -- sometimes a little too strongly. 

IMAGE: Union Fisheries Minister Giriraj Singh hugs Congress leader Shashi Tharoor during the Budget Session 2021-22 at the Parliament complex. Photograph: ANI Photo

However, on Wednesday, we captured a moment that surely will raise eyebrows -- Bharatiya Janata Party's Union minister Giriraj Singh leaning over in a half hug, getting close to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor to say something into his ear outside the Parliament House. 


The photograph was posted on Twitter by journalist Payal Mehta who captioned it "Photo of the day" with a series of smiling emojis. 

The Thiruvananthapuram MP tweeted the image, explaining the sequence of events and the conversation between the two leaders. 

“This was when i told @girirajsinghbjp that a Department of Fisheries in a larger Ministry of Animal Husbandry is not the same as a ministry of fisheries, which @inCIndia & @RahulGandhi have rightly been asking for (& as i have done since 2014),” said Tharoor. 

Targeting Rahul Gandhi over his comments on creating a separate fisheries ministry, Giriraj Singh on Tuesday said the Congress leader should be "sent to school" so he could learn about ministries and departments that exist under the central government. Last month, Gandhi had talked about the need for a separate fisheries ministry. 

We want to ask you, dear readers, what did you think was going on between the two leaders? 

How will you caption it? 

Let your imagination run wild and give us your wittiest answers in the discussion board below.

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