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New Delhi, March 9:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a brief appearance in the Lok Sabha as the second half of Parliament’s Budget session commenced here.

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The Prime Minister entered the lower house just before its sitting was to begin at 11 a.m.

He walked up to the opposition benches and greeted Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav, Biju Janata Dal’s Bhartruhari Mahtab, AIADMK’s M. Thambidurai and Communist Party of India-Marxist’s P. Karunakaran, among others.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and leader of the Congress Legislature Party in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge were not present in the house.

Modi left after around five minutes, just as the Question Hour started. (IANS)