On Friday, a photographer covering Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s arrival at Bhubaneswar airport tripped and fell off a high pavement. Among the people rushed to check if he was hurt was Gandhi.
This caring gesture has become a talking point on social media. Some on Twitter have also pointed out the difference between Gandhi’s response and that of Narendra Modi, recollecting an incident from 2013 – before he became prime minister – when a police officer collapsed on stage during his address but he continued with his speech.
In 2013, Modi was delivering the Independence Day speech as the Gujarat chief minister in Bhuj when the Director General of Gujarat police collapsed on stage, but Modi only glanced at him a couple of times without pausing.