Sushma’s playful blessing to Gadkari during party meet

New Delhi: During the BJP’s election meeting in Delhi on Monday, affability was at display between Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.

As Gadkari arrived, he bowed before Swaraj, who is six years his senior. Swaraj didn’t fail as she affectionately placed her hand on his head and showered blessings on Gadkari. The interaction was captured on camera.

Gadkari later tweeted Swaraj to express his appreciation for the gesture. “Thank you @sushmaswaraj ji for your blessings and warmwishes,” he tweeted.

Sushma Swaraj had declared last year she would not contest the Lok Sabha polls due to health concerns.

“It is the party which decides, but I have made up my mind not to contest the next elections,” the nine-time parliamentarian had said.