BJP’s Bihar chief: Fingers, hands raised against PM Modi will be broken, chopped off

Ujiyarpur Nityanand Rai added that his was an off-the-cuff statement and was not meant for individuals or Opposition parties.

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Updated: November 21, 2017 12:41 pm
Bihar BJP chief Narendra Modi Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai

Bihar BJP president and Lok Sabha MP from Ujiyarpur Nityanand Rai said here Monday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had overcome huge odds to lead the country. This should be a source of pride for all, he said, and if any “finger or hand was raised” against him, it would be broken or chopped off. Rai was speaking at a function called by the Vaishya and Kanu (OBC) communities.

Recalling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s journey from his humble past to the post of PM, the Bihar BJP president said: “Jinki ma khana parasti thi, Narendra Modiji ko khana khilane baithti thi, us thaali me ma ko na beta aur bete ko na ma dikhai deti thi. 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 Narendra Modi’s mother would serve food to him, neither she would see her son in that plate nor the son would see the mother. From such circumstances, he has grown to be PM — the son of a poor, each individual should be honoured by this.)”

Rai added: “..Unki or uthne waali ungali ko, uthne waale haath ko…hum sub milke…ya to tod dein, zaroorat pari to kaat dein. (Any finger or hand raised against the PM, we should get together to either broken or, if need be, chop it off.”

Deputy CM and his party colleague Sushil Modi shared the stage with Rai. When contacted by The Indian Express, Rai said: “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. I meant country after I had finished talking about the PM’s inspiring journey”. Rai added that his was an off-the-cuff statement and was not meant for individuals or Opposition parties.

A prominent Yadav leader from Vaishali, Rai took over as Bihar BJP chief in December 2016 as part of the BJP’s attempt to strengthen its base in the Yadav constituency. An MLA from Hajipur, Rai was given a Lok Sabha ticket from Ujiyarpur in 2014 polls. He is one of the top state BJP leaders along with Sushil Modi and ministers Nand Kishore Yadav and Prem Kumar.

At the function, Sushil Modi said that the RJD did not give a single ticket to people from the Kanu community. Reacting to Rai’s remarks, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said: “How can BJP talk about pride — something it does not have?”

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  1. B
    Nov 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm
    Such arrogance only implies to BJP and its Hindutva philosophy. They are instigators who only say but do not mean. While the innocent youth get instigated and bloodied because of their illogical and hate speeches. Anti-national are those who divide people in the name of religion, region and language. BJP leaders should have learnt their lessons by this time but it seems that the arrows they shot are out of their control. However, they are going to reap that they sowed. They are bound to be out of power more rapidly than their ascend. And the nation has been damaged more than ever because of their inexperienced political maneuvering.
    1. G
      Nov 23, 2017 at 4:49 am
      Congress, communists, ISIS and some foreign supported religious organizations are trying to destabilize India for their advantage with media support. If Modi rules India for another 10 years more, India will shine and every patriotic Indians should be proud.
      1. R
        Nov 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm
        Mere shameless sycophancy. Need not read too much into it.
        1. K
          Nov 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm
          As long as such fools like you are here, Vikas badlega. Country brute... time for pack up. Khakhi chaddi mukth bharat.
          1. D
            Das Capital
            Nov 22, 2017 at 9:45 am
            Hate, Fear and murder......The time has come to stop this JUMLA party called BJP....shame on this party...we need BJP free india
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