‘He will die Hitler’s death if…’: Another Congress leader stokes controversy with remarks on Prime Minister Modi’s death

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Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay made the remarks as he addressed Congress leaders and workers in Delhi during the party’s ‘Satyagrah’ against ED’s interrogation of Rahul Gandhi and program Agnipath.

File image of Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay. Twitter/@SubodhKantSahai

As the Agnipath protests continue to escalate, Congress leaders, in their bid to reap a political dividend, have ended up talking about the death of Prime Minister Narendra Modi – not once, but twice.

Congress leader Subodh Kant Sahay said on Monday, “If Modi follows Hitler’s path, he will die like Hitler.”

Sahay made the derogatory remarks while addressing Congress leaders and workers in Delhi during the party’s ‘Satyagrah’ against ED’s questioning of the Rahul Gandhi and Agnipath plan.

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“Modi will die Hitler’s death if he follows his path,” said Sahay, quoted by the news agency ANI.

Another Congress leader wished PM ‘a dog’s death’

On Wednesday, Maharashtra Congressman Sheikh Hussain made inappropriate remarks against the prime minister, wishing him “a dog’s death”. Hussain had said in Hindi that the Prime Minister’s death would be like that of a dog.

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The police registered an FIR against Hussain under Sections 294 (obscene acts and songs) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to cause breach of peace) of the Indian Penal Code.

BJP reacts

According Free press journalBJP spokesman Shehzad Poonawalla denounced Congress for failing to criticize or condemn the unparliamentary language used by its leaders against Modi.

Former Chhattisgarh chief minister and top BJP leader Raman Singh also said Sahay’s remark had tacit support from the Gandhi family.

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and BJP leader Raghubar Das also condemned the Congress leaders’ remarks against the democratically elected Prime Minister. He said Congress was shaken and scared because of the crackdown on them, and that’s why great former party leaders make such derogatory statements, Free press journal reported.

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He also pointed out that it is common among congressional leaders to use such unparliamentary language. He recalled that when Modi was Gujarat’s chief minister, during the assembly elections, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi called him “maut ka saudagar” or merchant of death.

With the contribution of the agencies

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