NEW DELHI — BJP president Rajnath Singh has pulled up Bihar leader Giriraj Singh for his statement that all those opposed to Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan as they have no place in India, according to TV reports, according to Times of India.
The BJP chief has reportedly asked Giriraj Singh to refrain from making such remarks.
According to Times Now, Giriraj has also been warned of disciplinary action if he repeats such remarks.
Earlier the party disapproved of the statement made by Giriraj Singh.
“BJP doesn’t approve of irresponsible statement given by Giriraj Singh,” former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi tweeted on Sunday morning.
Giriraj Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election from Nawada, had accused Modi’s opponents of acting on behalf of Pakistan.
“Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have place in Pakistan and not in India,” Giriraj Singh told a poll meeting at Mohanpur Haat Maidan near the temple town Deogarh on Friday.
He further said, “Those who have united in Bihar and the country to stop Narendra Modi from becoming Prime Minister are pro-Pakistan. They have no right to live in India.”
On Saturday, he told TOI on phone from Bhagalpur that he did indeed make the remarks, reiterating, “I meant to say that those opposing Narendra Modi are doing so at the behest of Pakistan. They are pro-Pakistan people and need not stay in India.”
The Congress has slammed Giriraj Singh for his comments and has decided to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission.
“Language used is a threat to a particular community,will complain to EC, a conspiracy to divide nation,” Congress leader KC Mittal said.
Congress leader Meem Afzal said, “EC must take cognizance of this and send Giriraj Singh to jail for his statement.”