Any hand raised against PM Modi will be 'chopped-off': BJP MP

Lester Mason
November 21, 2017

"If anyone raises fingers at PM Modi, we together will either break it or chop off the hand itself", Rai said at a rally in Patna on Monday.

"Rai added: ".Unki or uthne waali ungali ko, uthne waale haath ko...hum sub milke...ya to tod dein, zaroorat pari to kaat dein.

He continued his speech and said that the elevation of Modi to the position of Indian Prime Minister should be a matter of pride to every individual, and the former's honour should be defended by all at any cost. Aaj us paristhiti se uthkar wo desh ke PM bane hain - garib ka beta, uska swabhiman hona chahiye, ek ek vyakti ko iski izzat honi chahiye...

When asked about his remarks, Rai tried to downplay it and said that he was merely trying to convey that those who take the country's pride and security lightly would be dealt with strictly.

Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United is, however, silent over the statement of its ally BJP leader. It was just a sentence quoted from a phrase.

Deputy CM and his party colleague Sushil Modi shared the stage with Rai. While Rai later said that he's taking back his statement which he used only as an idiom rather than an actual threat. He is one of the top state BJP leaders along with Sushil Modi and ministers Nand Kishore Yadav and Prem Kumar. An MLA from Hajipur, Rai was given a Lok Sabha ticket from Ujiyarpur in 2014 polls.

At a time when fringe Rajput outfits and political parties seeking their patronage are baying for the blood of the cast and crew of Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati, the Bihar unit chief of the BJP, Nityanand Rai, has sought to diversify the "kill and maim rhetoric".

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