Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, stated on Monday that dogs are valued more highly in the Congress party than people.
Sarma responded to Mallikarjun Kharge’s tea remark. Kharge sparked a debate earlier on Sunday with his remark about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When speaking to a crowd during a public gathering in Dediapada, Gujarat’s tribal-dominated Narmada district, Kharge said, “A person like you (PM Modi) claims to be poor. I am also poor, I am one of the untouchables. People drank your tea, nobody would’ve had my tea.”
“Then you say that you are poor, and somebody abuses you. If you say it for sympathy, then people have become smarter now. If you lie once or twice, people will hear it, but how many times will you lie? He’s the leader of lies..,” Kharge added.
Earlier on Monday, Sarma told ANI, “Mallikarjun Kharge said, no one has tea with me. So maybe Rahul Gandhi doesn’t have tea with Kharge ji and Congress follows such practices. Congress MP Rahul Gandhi should tweet a backdated picture in which he could be seen having tea with Mallikarjun Kharge.”
“What I feel is that dogs have a higher value in the Congress party in comparison to humans. So Mallikarjun Kharge’s comment that no one has tea with me may be partially correct,” Sarma added.
In Ahmedabad, the state’s capital and an election-bound state, Sarma spoke at a press conference.
The BJP has traditionally considered Gujarat to be a bastion, and the party has set its eyes on winning a seventh term in office.
The BJP won 99 out of the total 182 seats in the 2017 Assembly elections. For the past 27 years, the party has controlled the state.
The AAP, which recently swept to power in Punjab, will present it with a tough electoral battle as it looks to establish a significant political presence there.
The Congress also aspires to defeat the BJP by running the strongest campaign possible.
On December 8, the votes for Gujarat will be tallied.