PM greets opposition leaders

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Amid the logjam on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged pleasantries with former prime minister Manmohan Singh and other opposition leaders in the Rajya Sabha.

Modi entered the Rajya Sabha shortly after noon as Chairman M. Hamid Ansari was adjourning the house due to opposition protests.

As the house was adjourned, Modi greeted Manmohan Singh and shook hands with him. Modi then walked up to the Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad’s seat and shook hands with him too.

Modi also shook hands with Congress leader Madhusudan Mistry, who had contested against him from Vadodara in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and then greeted Congress leader Anand Sharma.

He then met some other opposition leaders briefly, including Karan Singh and Jairam Ramesh.

On his way to the treasury benches, Modi met Communist Party of India’s D. Raja and some of his own party members.

Some BJP leaders touched the prime minister’s feet.

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