New Delhi [India]: Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay on Monday sought to compare Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Hitler and said “he will die like Hitler” if he takes to tactics of the German dictator.
The Congress leader made this remark at the party’s ‘satyagraha’ protest against ED questioning Rahul Gandhi in the National Herald case and the Agnipath scheme in Delhi.
Sahay said BJP had “pulled down” two-three Congress-ruled state governments and alleged that the Prime Minister was behaving “like a dictator”.
“I think he has surpassed Hitler’s history. Modi will die Hitler’s death if he follows his path,” Sahay, a former union minister, said.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh distanced the party from Sahay’s remarks even as he accused the Modi government of following “dictatorial ideology”.
“The Congress party will continue to fight against the dictatorial ideology and anti-people policies of the Modi government. But we do not agree with any indecent remarks against the Prime Minister. Our struggle will continue on Gandhian principles and way,” Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet.
Sahay defended his remarks and said he had repeated a slogan in his remarks.
“Ask Narendra Modi, he too must have raised this slogan. It’s a slogan- jo Hitler ki chaal chalega, wo Hitler ki maut marega. Ask him what path is he taking. We have been raising this slogan earlier too,” he said.
Congress has urged the government to withdraw the Agnipath scheme, hold wide consultations, and address issues of quality, efficiency and economy, without compromising on the welfare of the armed forces.
(With Inputs From Agencies)