Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) – On 12th October, All India Congress Committee Presidential candidate Mallikarjun Kharge seemed to mock Muharram. He made the Muharram reference when the media asked him whether the Congress would field him or Rahul Gandhi as its Prime Ministerial face in 2024.
To this, Kharge said, “There is a saying – Bakrid mein bachenge to Muharram mein nachenge”. First, let these elections get over and let me become President, and then we will see”. BJP Spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla shared Kharge’s video and said, “Firstly, Muharram is not a celebration but a mourning ! This is highly insulting to Muslims. Kharge’s statement is highly objectionable”.
‘Muharram mein nachenge’: Mallikarjun Kharge slammed for suggesting ‘celebrating Muharram’ while evading question on Congress PM candidatehttps://t.co/lnvHjwICqw
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