Patna: Known for his incendiary utterances meant to divide the people on religious lines, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Giriraj Singh received a well-deserved lecture from former party president and Narendra Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah after Singh made light of Iftar parties saying Hindus should be organizing Navaratri with more zeal instead of participating in 'dramas' like Iftar.
Shah, who is now the Home Minister of India, in a stern warning to Singh who was re-elected to the Parliament by a sizable margin against CPI candidate and communist youth icon Kanhaiya Kumar, said that the MP from Begusarai should refrain from making controversial statements that are hurtful to the members of the minority community and also damaging to the party that is trying to expand its base across the nation.
As reported by the media, Singh shared a number of Janata Dal – U, BJP, and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leaders' pictures taking part in various Iftar events organized by different political outfits in the presence of prominent Muslim leaders.
"It will be more fruitful to have such grand parties to celebrate Navaratri," Singh had posted on his Twitter page with pictures of Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan and others taking part in Iftar parties.
Earlier, a clearly-angered Nitish Kumar fired back at the man known for his controversial remarks than his work for which he was elected saying this was the only way for Giriraj Singh to remain in the limelight and his comments should never be taken seriously.
Other JD-U leaders also piled up on Singh saying it would be impossible for the BJP leader to show his achievements as the member of the parliament.
"While Singh was railing against former BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha for not doing his job as the MP from Patna Saheb, his record as an MP is even worse than Sinha and he would be very hard-pressed if someone asked him to show what he has done for Bihar," said a party spokesperson.