Modi critics told to go to Pakistan after polls

Updated 20 Apr 2014

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Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally. - Reuters
Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally. - Reuters

New Delhi: Narendra Modi used to call Gujarat’s Muslims Mian Musharraf. On Saturday, his electoral candidate from Bihar just went a step further when he warned Mr Modi’s critics they would be sent to Pakistan after the polls.

In remarks quoted by NDTV from Godda in Jharkhand, bordering Bihar, BJP candidate Giriraj Singh told a rally that those who oppose his party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will have “no place in India” after the result of the general election are announced.

“Those who want to stop Narendra Modi (from becoming prime minister) are looking towards Pakistan. In the coming days, they will have no place in India. They will only have place in Pakistan,” Mr Singh said while addressing a gathering in Godda district of Jharkhand.

Mr Singh made the remarks in the presence of senior party leader and former president Nitin Gadkari. He is the party’s candidate from Nawada in Bihar.

Opinion polls, not known for their veracity, suggest that the Narendra Modi-led BJP could to win the maximum seats in the national election. Voting, spread across nine phases, ends on May 12. Results will be declared on May 16.