The level of politics during the ongoing Lok Sabha election stooped to a new low today after Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge asked will the Prime Minister hang himself if Congress gets more number of seats than he claims. Recently, PM Narendra Modi had predicted Congress will not get even 40 Lok Sabha seats this time.
"If Congress gets more than 40 seats, will Modi hang himself at Delhi's Vijay Chowk?" Kharge said addressing a political rally in Karnataka's Kalburgi.
Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress in Kalaburagi: Wherever he goes, Modi keeps saying that Congress will not win 40 seats. Do you believe that? If Congress gets more than 40 seats, will Modi hang himself at Delhi's Vijay Chowk? pic.twitter.com/ti3uPIYqlV— ANI (@ANI) May 12, 2019
"Don't waste your vote," PTI had quoted Modi as saying earlier. "Better to vote for a party that is coming to power and you can strengthen it with your vote. The only question now is if the BJP will better its own 2014 tally."
This Lok Sabha election has already seen several instances of politicians making controversial comments for their opponents.
On Friday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu asked voters in Indore to free the country from the rule of "Kale Angrez" (Black Britishers) and "chowkidars" as he took a jibe at the ruling BJP.
"Yeh Congress Mahatama Gandhi ki party hai, Maulana Azad ki party hai. Yeh Congress desh ko goron se Azadi dene wali party hai... Aur tum Indore walon ab Desh ko kale angrezon aur chowkidaron se azadi dilaogee... Apne vote ko chota mat samjho...," the cricketer-turned-politician said.
Last month, Sidhu called PM Modi a traitor during his speech in Bhopal. The Congress leader had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of stealing money from government-controlled banks and called him "rashtra drohi" or traitor.
On Tuesday, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam likened PM Modi to "modern-day avatar of Aurangzeb".
#WATCH Sanjay Nirupam, Congress, in Varanasi: I feel that the person that people here have chosen- that Narendra Modi is actually the modern incarnation of Aurangzeb. (07.05.2019) pic.twitter.com/u6x0UsgU3D— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 8, 2019
"The people of this constituency chose a person [PM Narendra Modi] who is actually the modern-day avatar of Aurangzeb. Because in Varanasi, in the name of corridors hundreds of temples have been demolished on the instruction of Prime Minister Modi," Sanjay Nirupam said at a public meeting in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Edited by Aseem Thapliyal