As Mann was shouting slogans, he said his throat had dried but nobody was listening. He looked for water on the table of the Lok Sabha secretariat officials in front of the Speaker’s podium. Modi poured water into a glass from a bottle on his table and gave it to Mann, who drank it

Sometimes, even political rivalry does not come in the way of a human gesture. On Wednesday morning a glass of water offered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to AAP’s Bhagwant Mann raised laughter, applause and eyebrows in Lok Sabha, amid the political face-off.It was an unusual courtesy in a House where political acrimony was raising the heat. Mann, who was protesting against the government over the CBI raids on Delhi Secretariat, was in the well of House. Holding a bunch of papers he moved towards the government side, where the Prime Minister was sitting. The Congress members were agitated over the Arunachal Pradesh governor calling a session.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As Mann was shouting slogans, he said his throat had dried but nobody was listening. He looked for water on the table of the Lok Sabha secretariat officials in front of the Speaker’s podium. Modi poured water into a glass from a bottle on his table and gave it to Mann, who drank it. Modi and Mann exchanged smiles and put the glass on the table. Modi then put the lid on the glass.The treasury benches thumped the desks. On the other side, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who missed the scene because the protestors in the well of the House blocked her view, was seen asking others what had happened. When she got to know, she too smiled.

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When PM Narendra Modi’s gesture evoked applause