Modi Touches Ally Parkash Singh Badal’s Feet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched Akali Dal leader Parkash Singh Badal’s feet as he greeted allies who travelled to Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi for the filing of his election papers on Friday. The gesture left 93-year-old Parkash Singh Badal trending on social media, as BJP leaders and Modi supporters raved at the Prime Minister’s gesture.In a video put out by news agency ANI from an office where leaders of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance had gathered, PM Modi was seen dipping to touch Mr Badal’s feet before moving on to other allies like Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, AIADMK’s O Panneerselvam and Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray.”Picture of the year. Before filing nomination at Varanasi, PM @narendramodi touching feet of Prakash Singh Badal for blessings,” gushed Amit Rakshit, a BJP leader.

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