BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said if the party lost the Bihar Assembly elections, Pakistan will celebrate it by bursting crackers.Shah made the statement in Raxaul which borders Nepal during campaigning for the fourth phase of Bihar elections due to be held on November 1 in 55 constituencies. Election results will be declared on November 8.
With the completion of the election's three phases of the poll already done, the party has become pensive and has resorted to polarising statements. On October 26, Prime Minister Narrendra Modi said in Buxar that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad will snatch 5 per cent quota from the Scheduled Castes, OBCs and MBCs to give it to a certain community. Though Modi left the community unnamed, it was not too much guesswork.
Following Modi's footsteps, the BJP chief made the obvious reference to Pakistan today. After the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri, the electoral politics in Bihar had already shifted to the divisive debate around cow slaughter with the BJP promising to ban it, if voted to power.