New Delhi: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam on Wednesday stoked a controversy as he called Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘a modern incarnation of Aurangzeb’.Also Read - Sudhaa Chandran Appeals To PM Modi After Airport Authorities Asked Her To Remove Her Prosthetic Foot

“I feel that the person chosen by the people of Varanasi, Narendra Modi, is a modern avatar of Aurangzeb. This is so because, numerous temples in Varanasi have been demolished in Varanasi on the instruction of Modiji, in the name of corridor. Here, people are asked to pay Rs 550 fee/charge to visit Baba Vishwanath temple. This proves that what Aurangzeb could not do, is being done by Modiji,” he was quoted as saying to the media in a video shared by news agency ANI. Also Read - Don't Let Guard Down, War Against Corona Not Over: PM Modi Ahead of Festivals | 10 Points

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 are ongoing in seven phases. The counting of votes will be conducted on May 23. Also Read - ‘Stop Talking About Secularism’: Amarinder Singh Slams Congress, Questions Alliance With Sena