This particular handshake, or the apparent lack of it, caught the media's attention

Video The cold touch and go between Modi and Kejriwal at CM conferenceFile photo: PTI
news Politics Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 09:14

A meeting of the Inter-State Council, convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, deliberated on issues of internal security, economic and social planning, and inter-state relations among other issues on Saturday.

Convened after a gap of 10 years, the Inter-State Council meeting saw Modi, along with 17 Union ministers, for the first time interacting with all chief ministers on a single platform ever since he assumed the charge two years ago.

The meeting was attended by all chief ministers except Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Karnataka CM Siddharamiah and saw Modi going around shaking hands and greeting people.

However, one particular handshake, rather the apparent lack of it, caught the media's attention, when Modi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal exchanged a cold handshake that lasted for less than a second before the former turned away.

Watch the video here.


Inputs PTI

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