Patna, Nov 21: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Bihar unit chief Nityanand Rai invited flak on Tuesday after he said that any hand or finger raised against Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be chopped off.
Addressing at a function yesterday organised by the Vanshi Chacha Samajik Vikas Parishad, Rai asserted “Your own son rose out of poverty to become the Prime Minister, (and) regardless of differences, everyone in the country should value it. If any hand or finger is raised against him (Modi), we should come together and break it and if need be even chop it off”, news agency ANI quoted.
Your own son rose out of poverty to become PM, regardless of differences everyone in the country should value it. If any hand or finger is raised against him (Modi), we should come together & break it & if need be even chop it off: Nityanand Rai, MP & Bihar BJP Chief (20.11.2017) pic.twitter.com/ILoXEEzMg0
— ANI (@ANI) November 21, 2017
Highlighting Modi’s achievements, humble background and decision taken by his government, Rai said PM had done a lot for the development of the country.
Interestingly, Rai came up with this sensational remark in presence of prominent leaders from Bihar, including deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav, Mangal Pandey and Suresh Sharma.
Later, according to The Indian Express report, the Bihar BJP Chief tried to justify his remark stating “I used the expression of breaking fingers and chopping hands as proverbs to convey that we would strongly deal with those who rise against the country’s pride and security”.
However, this is not the first time Bihar’s Ujiarpur MP has came into limelight for his controversial statement as earlier he had called PM a “reincarnation of Swami Vivekananda”.