PM Modi responds to Kharge’s ‘poisonous snake’ remark, says ‘I am their snake who…’

30 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Modi slams Congress National

PM Modi responded to Mallikarjun Kharge's "poisonous snake" remark at a rally in Kolar on Sunday, claiming that Congress despises him because he has been fighting corruption since he became PM.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s “poisonous snake” remark at a rally in Kolar, Karnataka, on Sunday, claiming that the grand-old party despises him because he has been fighting corruption since he became prime minister.

Speaking at Kolar, the Prime Minister said, “My government has been working hard to make strong nation and eradicate corruption from its roots and the Congress is not liking it. In return, they are calling me a ‘poisonous snake.’ Let me tell you today, a snake stays on the neck of lord Eeshwar. The people of this country are as equal as the lord Eeshwar to me, and I am their snake who stays with them. The people of Karnataka wil give Congress a befitting reply on May 13.”

He further slammed the Congress party and called it a 85% commission party. “The Congress party is 85% commission party, and their own PM admitted it once. They are trying hard to come to power in Karnataka and loot the state. That will not happen as people are aware of the potential of a double engine government. The crowd in Kolar will give both Congress and the JD(S) sleepless nights,” he added.

Speaking at Karnataka’s Kalaburagi two days ago, Mallikarjun Kharge said, “PM Narendra Modi is like a poisonous snake. Now if you want to test a venom because I compared him with a poisonous snake, beware it will lead to your death.”

The Congress president faced a lot of backlash from BJP leaders and Union Ministers. Kharge clarified the remark, saying, “The Bharatiya Janata Party is like a snake. If you try to lick you will ultimately die after that. I didn’t talk about him (PM Modi). I don’t make personal statements. I mean to say their ideology is like snake. If you try to lick, death will be inevitable.”