The Hush Post| 6:30pm|1-min -read
“Dushmani karo to jum ke karo lekin gunjaish rahe, jab kabhi hum dost ho jayein to sharminda na hon‘ (Bear enmity with all your might, but remember if ever we meet again we should not be embarrassed to look each other in the eye). This poetic verse summed up the Modi-Rahul encounter in a function at the Parliament on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi were standing close but did not speak with each other.
The two leaders were in Parliament for an event to pay tribute to the martyrs of the 2001 Parliament attack.
Modi was seen exchanging greetings with his predecessor and Congress leader Manmohan Singh.
However, union minister Vijay Goel and Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale did shake hands with Rahul.
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan, BJP veteran LK Advani and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present there.
The Congress has recently won the elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, all ruled by the BJP earlier.
The event is held to commemorate the death of police personnel and parliament staff who lost lives in the attack. The parliament attack took place on December 13, 2001. Five heavily armed gunmen had stormed the parliament complex . Five Delhi Police personnel, a woman constable of the Central Reserve Police Force, two members of the Parliament Watch and Ward Staff, a gardener and a cameraman had lost their lives in the attack.