New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge stoked a fresh controversy with his remarks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. While addressing a rally in Karnataka’s Kalburgi on Sunday, Kharge attacked PM Modi and said,”Wherever he (Modi) goes, he keeps saying that Congress will not win 40 seats. Do you believe that? If Congress gets more than 40 seats, will Modi hang himself at Delhi’s Vijay Chowk.

Kharge’s remark comes days after PM Modi claimed that Congress will get fewer than 50 seats in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. In the last General Elections in 2014, the Congress had been reduced to 44 seats, its lowest-ever figure.

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Speaking at an election rally at MMRDA grounds in Bandra-Kurla Complex, PM Modi had claimed that every survey was talking if the Bharatiya Janata Party will remain on 282 seats or cross it, but on the Congress, they were discussing whether the party can reach the figure of 50 or get limited at 40.

“Don’t waste your vote. Better to vote for a party that is coming to power and you can strengthen it with your vote. The only question now is if the BJP will better its own 2014 tally,” Modi had said.

Last week, Kharge had attacked PM Modi over his ‘corrupt No 1’ jibe on late Rajiv Gandhi. “He did not get sanskar at home as he had fled home at a young age. Where will he get it? People should have control over their tongue when speaking,” Kharge had said.