Congress leader Subosh Kant Sahay on Monday made a controversial remark against Narendra Modi, saying the prime minister “will die Hitler’s death” if he continues to follow the German dictator’s path.
Addressing party workers at the ‘Satyagraha’, Sahai 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,” he said.
“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.
Later, speaking on his remarks, Sahay said that PM Modi himself must have raised the same slogan on Hitler. “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,” Sahay said.
The Congress, however, distanced itself from the statement, saying it does not endorse any indecent remarks against the prime minister.
Congress general secretary, communications, 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 prime minister,” Ramesh said, adding that the party’s struggle will continue as per Gandhian principles.
Sahay was the Union tourism minister in the UPA-II government. Sahay was asked to resign in 2012 from his ministerial post by Manmohan Singh in light of favouring his brother in allocation of coal mine blocks in the infamous Coal Scam.
Hundreds of Congress workers are protesting at Jantar Mantar against the ED action of Gandhis in the National Herald money laundering case and the Centre’s Agnipath scheme which has sparked violent protests across the country.