Mallikarjun Kharge, the president of the Congress, criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and compared him to a poisonous snake. Kharge claimed that PM Modi had destroyed the nation while addressing a rally in the Shirahatti neighbourhood of Gadag, Karnataka.
“Since your philosophy and way of thinking are flawed, they have ruined the nation. People make an mistake. Modi is akin to a poisonous snake; if you licked it to identify out whether it was poisonous or not, you will die. You assumed the PM was beneficial when you gave him a chance, but then you ( people) licked that venom. Thus, you must constantly think about the country, Kharge remarked during the gathering.
Hours afterwards, however, Kharge retracted his statement stating, “I didn’t mean that for PM Modi; I meant that the BJP’s ideology is ‘like a snake’. My statement that their ideology is like a snake and if you try to touch it, your death is certain was not directed at Prime Minister Modi specifically.
We have ideological differences, Kharge clarified further. Ideology of the RSS-BJP is poisnous. But they alleged that Kharge made comments against him and connected it to the Prime Minister. Let me explain. It has never been my intention to disparage somebody or do them harm. I shall make a special apology if my statement offended anyone or if it caused anyone distress. It is wrong to misinterpret what I have said, but I will keep fighting the RSS-BJP, its ideology, and the people who support it.
In an effort to boost support for the BJP, PM Modi is anticipated to hold a number of rallies and roadshows in the state. The prime minister is set to start his campaign on April 28 and pursue it till May 7.
On May 10, there will be elections for the Karnataka assembly. The result will be declared on May 13.
In order to take over Karnataka’s government for a second time, the BJP is doing every bit of its power. Amit Shah, the union home minister, and JP Nadda, the BJP’s national party head, have been aggressively campaigning around the nation.