On Saturday, BJP leader and the party's candidate from Nawada in Bihar, Giriraj Singh while addressing an election rally in Godda in Jharkhand stated that there will be no place in India for Narendra Modi's critics. The leader declared that those who criticise Modi belong to Pakistan.
"Jo log Narendra Modi ko rokna chahte hain, woh Pakistan dekh rahein hai. Aane wale dinon mein in logon ke liye jagah hindustan mein nahi, jharkhand mein nahi, balki pakistan mein hoga (Those who try to stop Modi have their eyes on Pakistan. In the coming days, there will be no place for his critics either in India or in Jharkhand, but only in Pakistan)," Singh could be seen as saying in a video telecasted by the NDTV website.
BJP senior leader and former party president Nitin Gadkari was also present at the rally on Saturday in support for the party's sitting MP Nishikant Dubey.
The comment has drawn sharp criticism from other political parties as well as on media.
On Thursday, Aam Aadmi Party had released a video which showed Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar warning people in a village, during an election rally, that if they don't vote for Supriya Sule, NCP candidate and Sharad Pawar's daughter, he would cut off the water supply in the village.
BJP leader Amit Shah had also drawn EC's ire when he told a gathering in communal-riot hit Muzaffarnagar that they should take revenge for the last year's religious riots.
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan had said in a rally that soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Kargil war were Muslims.