Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader of Bihar Sushil Modi on Sunday said the BJP did not approve of Giriraj Singh’s statement that people opposing Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections.
Singh, a leader of the Bihar unit of the BJP, had triggered a fresh controversy on Friday in a polarised election season, when the communalism versus secularism debate has taken the centre stage and BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi has drawn flak from political opponents for the 2002 Gujarat riots under his watch as chief minister.
“Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have place in Pakistan and not in India,” Singh had told a poll meeting in Deogarh, Jharkhand.
Sushil Modi, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar, jumped into firefighting after Singh’s remarks evoked a sharp response from the Congress ahead of the last four crucial phases of Elections 2014.
“BJP doesn’t approve of irresponsible statement given by Giriraj Singh,” he wrote on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Singh is yet to react to Sushil Modi’s tweet. However, he also took to Twitter on Sunday, saying, “Two ideas are contesting this election save india and save congress (sic).”
Adding fuel to his Jharkhand speech, he had tweeted on Saturday, “I maintain many Pakistani pro are constantly opposing namo (Narendra Modi). this nation belongs to Indian at heart else Pakistan always welcome anti India (sic)”
Singh’s Twitter account also suggested that he had been active in bashing political opponents on the social network site over the past fortnight.
On April 9, he had tweeted, “Those chanting secular,secular should open an NGO in Pakistan and Bangladesh and should work for minority betterment (sic).”
Besides, the BJP leader had also targeted Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, Aam Aadmi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal and Janata Dal (United) leader and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Twitter.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times