Scindia family hug wins hearts on the Internet
December 19, 2018
The warm hug given by outgoing Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje at the oath ceremony has won hearts on social media.
In the image, Vasundhara Raje of the BJP is seen greeting her nephew and top Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia warmly, setting aside their political differences. She is the sister of Jyotiraditya Scindia's father Madhavrao Scindia, who was killed in a plane crash in 2001.
In a picture, she was seen hugging Jyotiraditya, with her eyes closed in affection. She later tweeted her wishes to the new Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot, and the deputy CM Sachin Pilot.
Political differences have divided the Scindias, who are a royal family from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. Vasundhara Raje's mother, Vijayaraje Scindia, was among the leaders who founded the BJP. Vasundhara Raje's son Dushyant is also a BJP leader.
Madhavrao Scindia was a senior leader in the Congress party. His son is among Rahul Gandhi's key advisors.
Divyanshu Raj tweeted:
How lovely this photo is!!!!!#SachinPilot #VasundharaRaje. Beautiful democracy- same family but different part. - Divyanshu Raj
Prateek Chakraborty said, "Divided by parties, united by family!! An absolute aww moment from bua and bhatija!!! This is what we need in politics. No hate, just love!".