Mallikarjun Kharge clarifies after 'PM Modi like a poisonous snake' remark, BJP leaders demand apology1 min read 27 Apr 2023, 05:03 PM IST
On Thursday, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge sparked controversy after purportedly comparing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a 'poisonous snake'. As BJP leaders raged, Kharge had issued a clarification.
Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge courted controversy on Thursday after likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a ‘poisonous snake’. As BJP leaders fumed, the senior politician issued a clarification, asserting that he had been referencing to the party's ideology - rather than the PM himself.
But as reports citing Kharge went viral, outraged BJP leaders had called for an apology from the Congress chief.
“President of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge says, “Modi is like a poisonous snake." Shocking that Kharge ji, also the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha speaks so about the Prime Minister. He is now trying to wriggle out. Hate is what is coming out. Kharge ji should apologise," tweeted Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
“There is a poison in the mind of Kharge. It's a prejudiced mind towards PM Modi and BJP. This kind of thinking comes because of desperation as they are unable to fight him politically and they are seeing that their ship is sinking... People will teach them a lesson," added Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
“Now Congress President Kharge calls Prime Minister Modi ‘poisonous snake’…What started with Sonia Gandhi’s ‘maut ka saudagar’, and we know how it ended, the Congress continues to plummet to new depths. The desperation shows Congress is losing ground in Karnataka and knows it," asserted BJP IT Cell chief Amit Malviya.
(With inputs from agencies)
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