On October 17, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen Chief Asaduddin Owaisi did what might as well be called the unthinkable for politicians in India. While leaving the stage after a rally in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad, Owaisi broke into a dance step, entertaining the audience around him, as well as hundreds of social media users.

However, Owaisi was not really dancing. What seemed like a strategic choice to pick a dance step was him trying to imitate flying a kite, which is the symbol of his party AIMIM. “Someone ran some audio to that action and said I danced. That is a misrepresentation – I stay away from music,” Owaisi said.