The Bihar BJP president and Lok Sabha member from Ujiyarpur Nityanand Rai said on Monday that the Prime Minister had stunned huge odds to lead the country. While speaking at a function called by the Vaishya and Kanu (OBC) communities, Rai said that it should be a source of pride for all and if any “finger or hand was raised” against him, it would be broken or chopped off.
Remembering 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. Under such circumstances, he has grown to be PM — the son of a poor, each individual should be honored by this.)”
“..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,” Rai added. The deputy CM of Bihar and his party colleague Sushil Modi also shared the stage with Rai. When the Bihar BJP President was contacted by The Indian Express, he said that “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 Bihar BJP chief added that it was a casual statement and wasn’t meant for individuals or opposition parties. Rai is a famous Yadav leader from Vaishali, who took as BJP Bihar chief in December 2016 as part of saffron party’s attempt to build up its base in the Yadav constituency. He is unarguably one of the top state BJP leaders along with Sushil Modi and Ministers Nand Kishore Yadav and Prem Kumar.