Mallikarjun Kharge draws parallels between PM Modi and poison; ‘still insist on licking it’

mallikarjun kharge draws parallels between pm modi and poison; ‘still insist on licking it’

Mallikarjun Kharge draws parallels between PM Modi and poison; ‘still insist on licking it’

Congress National President Mallikarjun Kharge targeted PM Narendra Modi on Saturday while drawing parallels between the Indian prime minister and poison.

While addressing a press conference in Karnataka's Kalaburgi on Friday (May 24), Kharge said, "Maa Ganga has called him (PM Modi). He is talking about 2047 plans... 2047 tak shaashwat bhi rahenge agar (if he stays alive till 2047). Sometimes he goes diving in the sea, sometimes he takes dips in Ganga waters, sometimes he goes into caves, and sometimes he meditates alone. I don't know, maybe he will get the fruits of all this 'tapasya'."

"I believe that if you work then you get to fill your stomach. If you do good work, then the results will be good. If you commit bad things, bad results will be there. If somebody does bad things and still gets good things, that's up to them. If I say this is poison and don't touch it, and if you still insist on licking it, then what will be the result? Modi is like that," he added.

'Cursed our PM with malicious intent,' BJP leader Shazia Ilmi slams Congress chief

After Kharge's strong remarks,  BJP leader Shazia Ilmi denounced the Congress chief stating he cursed the prime minister of the country with "malicious intent".

"In his statement today, Kharge Ji has said that if PM Modi will even be there. This is the party that speaks of 'Mohabbat Ki Dukan'. 'Mohabat ki Dukan mein bikta hai nafrat ka saaman'. He has cursed our Prime Minister with malicious intent. The people of the country are watching and understanding the character of this party," Ilmi said.

Last year, Kharge had triggered a row after he likened PM Modi to a "poisonous snake" during a rally in Karnataka before the state's Assembly elections.

He later issued a clarification alleging that his remarks were not directed at PM Modi but at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ideology, which he termed as "divisive".

(With inputs from agencies)

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