The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bihar Unit Chief Nityanand Rai stirred up a controversy after threatening to cut the hands of the people who criticise PM Modi. Rai boasted about the effort Modi has put in the development of the country. He was quoted saying, “If anyone raises eyebrows at Narendra Modi, break his hands and, if need be, even chop them.”
Rai made this bold statement at a meeting organized by Vanshi Chacha Samajik Parishad in Patna. Bihar’s Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Nand Kishore Yadav, Mangal Pandey and Suresh Sharma were present at the meeting.
But later Rai was informed of the seriousness of his statement which he began defending. 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,” he said.
This is not the first time Nityanand Rai has been in hot water for his controversial comments. The politician earlier this month called Modi a reincarnation of Swami Vivekananda. Earlier this year, he stated the sound of Bharat Mata Ki Jai should replace the church bells and azaan from mosques. Rai later retracted his statement and said, “I said that sound of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Vande Matram’ should come from mosques and churches, but didn’t mean in place of azaan and bell.”