Cutting across party line, leaders on Friday criticised a Congress candidate from Saharanpur, who has threatened to chop Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi into pieces.
A video shows Congress candidate from Saharanpur Lok Sabha constituency in UP, Imran Masood, as saying: "We will chop Narendra Modi into pieces".
Critisicing Masood's remark, Congress candidate from Ghaziabad, Raj Babbar, called Masood's remark "wrong and unacceptable".
Echoing a similar sentiment, well-known cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali said such hate comments have no place in politics.
"It is uncivilized language, such hate comments have no place in politics," he added.
Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja called it a serious matter. "The Election Commission and law-and-order agencies must take note."
Former Congress leader and now BJP's Domariyaganj candidate, Jagdambika Pal, has sought Congress' apology.
"Congress should take action and apologize for this," Pal said.