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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar compares PM Modi with Mahatma Gandhi, stokes controversy

  • 28 Nov, 2023

New Delhi, November 28

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar stoked controversy as he compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Mahatma Gandhi while speaking at a function in Mumbai on Monday, receiving sharp criticism from the Congress.

Dhankar described Gandhi as the 'mahapurush' of the last century and Modi as the 'yugpurush' of this century.

"I want to tell you one thing. The mahapurush (great man) of the last century was Mahatma Gandhi. Narendra Modi is the yugpurush (man of the era) of this century," he said, while addressing an event commemorating the birth anniversary celebrations of Jain mystic and philosopher, Shrimad Rajchandra.

Congress MP Manickam Tagore criticized the Vice President for his comments, in a post on X, saying, "He has crossed all limits of sycophancy.”

"If you compare (Modi) with Mahatma, it's shameful, Sir. We all know there is a limit to sycophancy; now you have crossed that limit, and to be in your chair and position and to be a sycophant does not add value, Sir. With respect," the Congress MP wrote while tagging a clip of Dhankhar's speech.

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