After President Pranab Mukherjee addressed joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Rahul Gandhi warmly.
The Congress Vice-President was seated in the eighth row of the Central Hall of Parliament along with senior Congress leaders Motilal Vora and Jairam Ramesh.
As soon as the PM, dressed in his usual half-sleeved kurta and jacket came close to Mr. Gandhi, he reached out to him with his hand, reports the Press Trust of India. The two then exchanged a few words.
Mr. Gandhi and the PM traded professional-grade insults during a bitter campaign for the national election, which resulted in a spectacular win for Mr. Modi and his party.
Before the President’s address began, Mr. Gandhi’s mother and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi was seen engaged in a prolonged chat with BJP leader LK Advani who was seated next to her in the packed Central Hall.
A number of MPs, including Chandan Mitra, Babul Supriyo, Rajyavarhan Rathore and Manoj Tewari, who could not find a seat, kept standing during the President’s 55-minute address.