NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Subodh Kant Sahay on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behaving like Adolf Hitler and “will die like Hitler” if he follows the path of the German dictator.
The Congress quickly distanced itself from the statement made at the party’s ‘Satyagraha’ protest at Jantar Mantar here against the Centre’s Agnipath scheme, saying it does not endorse any indecent remarks against the prime minister.

Addressing party workers at the ‘Satyagraha’, Sahay dubbed the BJP dispensation as a government of “looters”. “This is a government of looters. Modi is acting like a ringmaster and has adopted the role of a dictator … I feel he has even surpassed Hitler. Hitler had also created an organisation called ‘Khaki’ from within the army. If Modi follows Hitler’s path, he will die like Hitler, remember this,” he said.
Congress general secretary Jairam Ramesh said in a tweet in Hindi that the Congress will continuously fight the Modi government’s dictatorial mindset and anti-people policies. “But it does not endorse any indecent remarks against the PM,” Ramesh said, adding that the party’s struggle will continue as per Gandhian principles.

Clarifying his earlier statement, Sahay said: “Ask the PM, 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.”
Meanwhile, the BJP slammed the Congress for its “hateful” comments against the PM and asserted that the people’s love for him has been increasing as is the opposition party’s “hatred” for him. BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi cited several instances of Congress leaders’ objectionable comments against Modi over the years and asked the opposition party if it has expelled or taken any disciplinary action against anyone.
“There are more than 80 such instances … It was Sonia Gandhi who started this trend 15 years ago when she called Modi ‘maut ka saudagar’. What Congress leader (Sahay) has said about Modi is nothing new. You all must remember when Azhar Masood threatened to cut Modi into pieces, Rahul Gandhi went to campaign for him the next day. Congress leaders have been using filthiest language against Modi,” said Trivedi.
(With inputs from agencies)

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