Congress president Rahul Gandhi visited Chennai today and interacted with students at a women's college in the city. Asked about why he hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said, "Love is foundation of every religion. When I was watching Modi in Lok Sabha, I saw him angry. I was feeling affectionate towards him. He was not seeing beauty of the world. So I thought from my side, I should show him affection. So I went up and hugged him." To a question on the fluid situation in Kashmir, he said the previous Congress government took systematic steps and there was very less terror attacks in Kashmir. "Modi's wrong policies meant Pakistan launch more attacks on India," he added.
Asked about allegations against his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, Rahul said, "Vadra is in India and attending all the summons by the investigation officers. It is for the agency to prove, no bank has filed any case on him." He also said the students should be concerned on jobs and education. Stating that one simple tax will be levied across the country if the Congress is voted to power, he said Modi should be probed in Rafale deal.
He said the law must apply to everyone equally. Rahul said while he had the courage to take questions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lacked the same. “There is currently an ideological battle going in India. It’s sharply divided between two ideologies. One ideology is a unifying ideology which says that all people of the country should live together & shouldn't be dominated by one idea,” he said.