At a poll meeting on Saturday, Singh had said people opposing Modi, have a political Mecca Medina in Pakistan and do not want India to stand united. He was not only pulled up by his party leadership, but an FIR has also been filed against the leader in Deoghar district in Jharkhand for the remarks he made.
HIs comments have received strong reactions from the Online community, and hastags such as #ModiSendMeToPak have been trending on Twitter:
— Kautilya Sharma (@iKautilya) April 21, 2014
#GirirajSingh Am trying to get a visa to Pak. Will he help me?
— Randhir (@sinhgohil) April 19, 2014
— Dharmesh Dixit (@theDDixit) April 19, 2014
— MAULIN SHAH (@maulinshah9) April 21, 2014
Angst-filled tweets or tweets mocking Giriraj Singh have been trending since Saturday. Comments made by party leaders not just deteriorate their image but also create trouble for the entire party. Tweets accusing Modi and BJP have also been doing the rounds.
The worst part about ModiWave is number of fatalities it warns to cause is more than any other natural or manmade disaster #ModiSendMeToPak
— यंग ठर्क (@youngthark) April 21, 2014
I don't support modi. I wish to go to Lahore. #ModiSendMeToPak, please? There Some issues with Visa. BTW who will bear the cost?
— Angry Tau (@_Angrytau) April 20, 2014
— Dipankar (@deep_anchor) April 21, 2014
— Ji Saheb (@JiSahebJi) April 20, 2014
BJP has distanced it self from Giriraj Singh's remark and defending his party, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi, on Sunday tweeted,
BJP doesn't approve of irresponsible statement given by Giriraj Singh.
— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) April 20, 2014