Congress Party leader and former Union Minister Subodh Kant Sahai said on Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behaving like Adolf Hitler and “will die like Hitler” if he follows the German dictator’s path.
However, the Congress distanced itself from the statement made at the party’s protest of “Satyagraha” in Jantar Mantar here against the center’s Agnipath scheme, saying that it does not support any inappropriate remarks against the Prime Minister.
Addressing the party workers in the ‘Satyagraha’, Suhay called the exemption of the BJP a “thieves” government.
This is a government of thieves. Modi is acting like a ringmaster and has adopted the role of dictator.
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“I feel like he has surpassed even Hitler. Hitler also created an organization called ‘Khaki’ from within the army. If Modi follows Hitler’s path, he will die like Hitler, remember this.”
The Secretary General of Congress for Communications, Jaram Ramesh, said in a tweet in Hindi that Congress will constantly fight the dictatorial mentality of the Modi government and the anti-people policies.
“But she does not support any inappropriate remarks against the prime minister,” Ramesh said, adding that the party’s struggle would continue according to Gandhi’s principles.
The Agnipath Scheme, announced on June 14, provides for young people in the age group of 17-and-a-half to 21-years-olds to be conscripted into the armed forces for a period of four years only with a requirement that 25 percent of them be retained for another 15 years. Later, the government extended the age limit to 23 years for conscription in 2022.
Congress claims that the scheme is “anti-youth” and will “destroy” the military.
The party’s protest against what it called the government’s “revenge policies” against Rahul Gandhi, who is being questioned by the Implementation Directorate in the National Herald money laundering case.