Lalu-Kejriwal hug: Tejaswi says it’s part of ‘our sanskar’ to hug a guest


A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the RJD chief Lalu Ydav had “pulled and hugged him” at Nitish Kumar’s swearing-in ceremony, the deputy chief minister Tejaswi Yadav said that hugging a guest was part of ‘sanskar(tradition).’

Junior Yadav told reporters in Patna,”Its part of our sanskar to hug a guest who has come in a pleasant event. Let anybody say anything… It is part of our sanskar to embrace a guest who has come to participate in a celebration. There is nothing wrong in it.”

Kejriwal hugging the RJD supremo had become an intense subject of social media conversation with his critics questioning the Delhi CM’s resolve to fight corruption.

Kejriwal, while speaking at the party National Council meeting in Delhi on Monday, had sought to explain that there was no change in his stand against Lalu’s ‘brand of politics.’

He said, “I went to Bihar. Nitish Kumar is a good person. People told us that he had done good work. Our support for him was also because we wanted to defeat BJP in the state. I go to Rashtrapati Bhawan. All party leaders come there. Lalu Yadav was on the stage during Nitish Kumar’s ceremony.”