Congress, JD-U slam Giriraj Singh for hate statement on Modi

Bokaro, (Jharkhand), Apr. 20: Politicians on Sunday slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh who said there was no place for people in the country who oppose his party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Singh, who is also a BJP candidate from Nawada constituency in Bihar, drew flak from political leaders.

Secretary of legal department of Congress party, K.C. Mittal said BJP was trying to provoke people and create divide in the society.

“If you read the language which is being used, it is nothing but a threat to divide the country, a threat to a particular community and creation of another partition. They (Bharatiya Janata Party) are fanning that, they are provoking people for the same and always. The people of the country understand their real face otherwise, perhaps, the history will not excuse us,” said Mittal.

Meanwhile, leader of the Janata Dal -United (JD-U) K. C. Tyagi maintained that EC’s inability generates such hate speeches repeatedly.

“This kind of situation is created due to lack of stability and promptness of Election Commission. Every day, there are hate speeches, voters are threatened and I have a complaint that Election Commission is not able to carry out investigations in the way it should be carried out. We will express our protest to Election Commission. Action should be taken against Giriraj Singh for making hate speech, for trying to create a divide in the society and for threatening the voters. We will file complaint to Election Commission,” said Tyagi.

Further, Congress leader Meem Afzal said by making hate speeches BJP was trying to grab media attention and opined Singh should be sent to jail.

“By making this kind of statement, they (Bharatiya Janata Party) think that media would highlight them and they will becomen influential leadera. I feel that people who make such kind of statements would not become great. They become small in front of everyone. Election Commission should take notice of this and Giriraj Singh should be sent to jail,” said Afzal.

Singh had said that all those who are opposed to Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan as they have no place in India.

He also accused Modi’s opponents of acting on behalf of Pakistan. He said this at an election rally at Mohanpur Haat Maidan near the temple town of Deogarh in Bihar.

The election commission is likely to examine if Singh’s statements are a violation of the poll code for being intimidatory and communally charged. (ANI)