New Delhi: Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai, who was speaking at a function organised by the Vaishya and Kanu (OBC) communities in Patna, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s achievements should be a matter of pride for everybody. He further warned that any “finger or hand” raised against Modi would be broken or chopped off, reported the Indian Express.
Rai, who is a Lok Sabha member of parliament from Ujiyarpur, spoke of Modi’s humble background and his journey of becoming prime minister. He said that everyone should be proud and respect him for this.
Rai said, “… 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 break it or, if need be, chop it off).”
When the Indian Express spoke to him regarding his statement, Rai said it was an off-the-cuff statement, something that was not intended to target individuals or opposition parties, “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.”
The event was also attended by Rai’s party colleague and Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi.