Senior Congress leader Mallikarjuan Kharge who is known to make controversial remarks is again on the limelight for slamming RSS and BJP and saying that not even a dog in the house of both the parties had died for the country’s freedom.
Kharge made the comment on the launching of the second phase of Party’s Jan sangharsh Yatra in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district.
He said that “We (Congress) gave our life for the country and made sacrifices. Indira Gandhi sacrificed her life for the unity of the country. Rajiv Gandhi gives his life for the nation. Tell me, did even a dog in a house of BJP, RSS (leader) for the country’s freedom?”.
He further added, “Tell us, which of your people went to jail (for India’s independence)”.
Kharge was earlier answered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a similar remark where PM Modi said, “People such as Gandhiji, Indira Ji sacrificed their lives for the country’s unity, who was there from your side? Not even a dog”.
The first phase of the Jan Sangharsh yatra was started from Kolhapur and ended in Pune across western Maharashtra on September 8 while the second phase will cover more than 150 assembly seats in northern Maharashtra for the period of 3 months to reach the largest possible reach with the masses.