Karnataka Assembly Election: Election campaigns are in full swing in Karnataka. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh attacked the Congress during an election rally in Karnataka. Regarding Mallikarjun Kharge’s alleged controversial remarks on PM Modi, Rajnath Singh said that Congress is harming healthy democratic traditions. PM is not a person, but an institution. Congress President Kharge compared PM Modi to a poisonous snake during a public meeting in Kalburgi on 27 April. Describing this remark of Kharge as an insult to PM Modi, the BJP demanded an apology.
Addressing a rally in the poll-bound state, Rajnath Singh said that the PM is not a person but an institution in itself. The way Congress leaders are making personal attacks on the Prime Minister, they are tearing apart a healthy democratic system.
What did Kharge say?
Kharge’s statement in the midst of election fever in Karnataka gave BJP an opportunity to attack the Congress. The Congress President compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a poisonous snake during a public meeting in Kalaburagi. He said don’t make a mistake. Modi is like a poisonous snake. If you think it is not poison, then touch it and see. Will get to know. If you touch you will die. If you think that this is not poison, because Modi has given it, then try licking it. If you lick this poison, you will die forever.
There was a sharp reaction from the BJP on Kharge’s statement. The BJP called it an insult to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Union Minister Smriti Irani retorted and said, this is not the first time that a Congress leader has made derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Modi. With such a comment, he has made sure that the defeat of the Congress in the Karnataka elections is certain. These words may be of Kharge ji, but this faith, this poison that is being spewed belongs to the Gandhi family.
Kharge had given the explanation
Kharge had to give clarification after the controversy over the statement escalated. Kharge told that he wanted to say that BJP’s ideology is dangerous like a snake and he did not intend to make a personal attack on Prime Minister Modi.
Clarifying his statement, Kharge tweeted and wrote, BJP’s ideology is divisive, pitting each other and full of hatred and prejudice against the poor and Dalits. I had discussed the politics of hatred and malice. My statement was not against the Prime Minister or anyone else.
He wrote that my fight with the Prime Minister is not a personal fight. This is a fight of ideology. My intention was not to hurt anyone’s sentiments and if knowingly or unknowingly someone’s sentiments have been hurt, it was never my intention.
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