New Delhi: Hitting back hard on Mallikarjun Kharge for likening Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dictator Adolf Hitler, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said that the senior Congress leader cannot even move an inch without the permission of the family (Gandhis). Also Read - Economic Reforms Will Continue, More Ahead, Says Sitharaman
Prasad said that it was former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and not Modi who governed like Hitler. Also Read - PM Modi Condoles Demise of Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi
“Shocking that senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge ji equalled Modi ji with Hitler. I want to tell him it was Indira ji who governed like Hitler. This is the same Kharge ji who can’t even move an inch without the permission of the family,” Prasad said. Also Read - Will India Announce Lockdown? PM Modi to Meet CMs of States Tomorrow to Review COVID Situation
Kharge on Sunday said that PM Modi wants to do to India what Hitler did to Germany. He added that the country was deteriorating under BJP rule but added that the Congress would never let the RSS, BJP and PM Modi succeed in destroying the Constitution the way other institutions were being destroyed.
“The Constitution does not belong to the people of a particular caste, religion or community but belongs to every Indian equally. Which right to freedom has been respected in parliamentary democracy by the BJP government?” he questioned.
“The BJP hasn’t been able to walk 4 steps in the right direction in the past 4 years. They don’t have any right to point a finger at the Congress and ask us what has been done in the past 70 years,” Kharge, Congress general secretary in charge of Maharashtra said.
Kharge claimed that since the BJP came to power, it had destroyed freedom of speech and expression was constantly curbing the press.
“The BJP is trying to bring dictatorship in the country. PM Modi wants to do to India what Adolf Hitler did to Germany. The Constitution is in danger and we need to fight the BJP’s attempts to destroy it,” he claimed.