Along with his party leaders, Jagan met Kovind in Hyderabad on Tuesday and extended his party’s support for him. During this meet, Jagan touched Kovind’s feet and seemed to be taking his blessings. Apparently, Jagan doesn’t have the habit of touching people’s feet, however big a person may be.
People on social media are now making fun of Jagan saying that he fell on soon-to-be President’s feet in order to escape from the innumerable cases against him. Jagan’s supporters on the other hand defend his act saying their leader was just showing his respect for an elderly person and an eminent leader like Kovind.
Sources say it was the first time that Jagan had touched the feet of any leader, that too, a person whom he had not met earlier.
“We don’t remember Jagan touching the feet of even his father Y S Rajasekhar Reddy, leave alone spiritual leaders and other elders.
Even when he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he just greeted him with folded hands and did not touch the feet. Naturally, this sudden gesture surprised everybody,” a party leader said.
What is more interesting is that when Jagan started introducing his party leaders to Kovind on the dais inside the hotel, Rajya Sabha member V Vijay Sai Reddy also suddenly prostrated before Ramnath Kovind.
It then struck to the people that touching the feet of Kovind could be Vijay Sai Reddy’s idea.
May be, the YSRC leaders thought Kovind would come to their rescue if the CBI tightens the noose around them in the pending cases before elections!