Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge raked a controversy by questioning if PM Narendra Modi would hang himself at Delhi's Vijay Chowk if the grand old party wins over 40 seats at the Parliamentary elections.
Addressing a poll rally at Kalaburagi district in Karnataka, Kharge said that it is upto the people to decide the fate of the country, despite that the BJP reiterates that the Congress party will not cross the 40 seat mark.
He said, "You are the ones who will be determining the destiny of this country. You the people will decide the fate of Subhash and me. It is in your hands. It is not in their (BJP) hands."
"But wherever they (BJP) go, they say that Congress won't win more than 40 seats. Will any of you believe this? If Congress wins more than 40 seats will Modi hang himself at Vijay Chowk in Delhi?" he added.
The sitting MP from Karnataka's Gulbarga, the senior Congress leader would be contending the same seat in Lok Sabha 2019. Congress' ex-leader Umesh Jadhav will now be contesting the seat on the BJP ticket in fray with Kharge.
Stooping the election discourse with gaalis and insults, the Congress party has often sparked controversies attacking the Prime Minister. Only recently, PM Modi in a rally reminded the Congress party of their gaali politics, retaliating to Rahul Gandhi's charge against him for insulting his father, and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi with his 'Corrupt No. 1' remark.
"Since the past one year Rahul Gandhi has been calling PM Modi names - Chor, Hitler, Neech, Maut ka Saudagar, but you will accuse him as this your dynast arrogance and belief that power is your birthrght... Because PM Modi hails from a poor background, won with huge majority and is now high on popularity and you cannot tolerate such persons at the helm of affairs.
Kharge's statement came on the day when the country walked into the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, wherein 59 constituencies across six states and one union territory votes, and 979 candidates went to polls.
Voting will take place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand.
The following are some of the key constituencies with its key candidates that will go to the polls in phase 6.
Key contestants: Gautam Gambhir (BJP), Atishi Marlena (AAP), Arvinder Singh Lovely (Congress)
Key contestants: Akhilesh Yadav (SP), Dinesh Lal Yadav 'Nirahua' (BJP)
Key contestants: Digvijay Singh (Congress), Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur (BJP)
Key contestants: Narendra Singh Tomar (BJP), Ram Niwas Rawat (Congress)
Key contestants: Jyotiraditya Scindia (Congress), K.P. Yadav (BJP)
Key contestants: Maneka Gandhi (BJP), Sanjay Singh (Congress)
Key contestants: Rita Bahuguna Joshi (BJP), Rajendra Pratap Singh (SP), Yogesh Shukla (Congress)
Key contestants: Radha Mohan Singh (BJP), Akash Singh (RLSP)
Key contestants: Dushyant Chautala (JJP), Bhavya Bishnoi (Congress), Brijendra Singh (BJP)
Key contestants: Deepender Singh Hooda (Congress), Arvind Sharma (BJP), Dharamvir (INLD)
Key contestants: Bhupinder Singh Hooda (Congress), Ramesh Chander Kaushik (BJP), Digvijay Chautala (JJP), Surender Chhikara (INLD)
Key contestants: Manoj Tiwari (BJP), Sheila Dikshit (Congress), Dilip Pandey (AAP)
Key contestants: Harsh Vardhan (BJP), Jai Prakash Agarwal (Congress), Pankaj Gupta (AAP)
Key contestants: Ramesh Bidhuri (BJP), Vijender Singh (Congress), Raghav Chadha (AAP)