“I feel he has even surpassed Hitler. Hitler had also created an organization called ‘Khaki’ from within the army.”
New Delhi: Former union minister and Congress leader, Subodh Kant Sahai, on Monday, launched blistering words at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that the one behaving like Hitler will die like him.
The Congress leader said, “Agar Modi Hitler ki rah par chalega, toh Hitler ki maut marega”. (If Modi follows Hitler’s Path, he will die like Hitler)”
The Congress, however, has distanced itself from the statement made at the party’s ‘Satyagraha’ protest at Jantar Mantar here against the Centre’s new army recruitment scheme (Agnipath), saying it does not endorse any indecent remarks against the prime minister.
Addressing party workers at the ‘Satyagraha’, Mr. 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 added.
He further went on to say, “I feel he has even surpassed Hitler. Hitler had also created an organization called ‘Khaki’ from within the army. If Modi follows Hitler’s path, he will die like Hitler, remember this.”
Congress general secretary, communications, Jairam Ramesh tweeted 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,” Mr. Ramesh said, adding that the party’s struggle will continue as per Gandhian principles.
कांग्रेस पार्टी मोदी सरकार की तानाशाही विचारधारा और जनविरोधी नीतियों के खिलाफ निरंतर लड़ती रहेगी। परंतु प्रधानमंत्री के प्रति किसी भी अमर्यादित टिप्पणी से हम सहमत नहीं हैं।
हमारा संघर्ष गांधीवादी सिद्धांतों और तरीक़े से ही जारी रहेगा।
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) June 20, 2022
The Agnipath policy, announced on June 14, provides for the recruitment of army aspirants in the age group of 17-and-half to 21 years in the military for only four years with a provision to retain 25 percent of them for 15 more years. Later, the government extended the upper age limit to 23 years for recruitment in 2022.
Congress alleges the scheme is “anti-youth” and will “destroy” the Army.