Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday took a potshot at Congress President Rahul Gandhi's hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said he started 'chipko andolan' in Lok Sabha.

"Rahul Gandhi started 'chipko andolan' in Lok Sabha," said Rajnath Singh.

Rahul, earlier today hugged Prime Minister Modi after concluding his speech in Lok Sabha during Parliament's monsoon session.

Meanwhile the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday came out in support of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi hugging Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, saying in Parliament policies should be opposed, not individuals.

Senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said that the prime minister often hugs the heads of foreign countries so what was wrong about Gandhi hugging him in Parliament.

"Parliament is the biggest temple of democracy where policies should be opposed, not individuals. But the BJP people do not like hugs, they believe in abuse," Singh claimed.

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