Hitting out at Narendra Modi for saying Congress will not win even 40 seats in the Lok Sabha polls, senior party leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday asked will the prime minister hang himself if Congress gets more number of seats than he claims, ANI reported.
“Wherever he goes, Modi keeps saying that Congress will not win 40 seats. Do you believe that?” Kharge said during a poll rally in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi city.
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
“If Congress gets more than 40 seats, will Modi hang himself at Delhi’s Vijay Chowk?” Kharge added.
Confident of winning a majority, Modi, in his poll rallies have been attacking the Congress party saying it will get less than 40 seats in the upcoming poll.
“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.”
Senior BJP leader and MP Shobha Karandlaje demanded Kharge’s apology over his remark, saying that she never expected such low remarks from a senior leader like him. “Blatant lies, fake allegations, derogatory remarks have become common with hollow Congress, nothing progressive! He should apologise!” Karandlaje tweeted.
Stating that Modi was not even born when India got freedom, Kharge told the rally, “He keeps speaking against Congress and claims the party did not do anything.”
He said Modi claims himself to be from backward community, but he is helping only the super-rich, PTI reported.
The Congress had won 44 seats in the 2014 parliamentary election.