Contrary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's warning to fellow BJP lawmakers to maintain discipline and work for the people, another lawmaker from Madhya Pradesh stirred controversy by his comments on Thursday.
BJP lawmaker Ramkhelawan Patel, who represents Amarpatan assembly seat declared his party would "spill blood" for the release of Ram Sushil Patel, who was arrested for allegedly attacking Chief Municipal Officer (CMO) Devratan Soni, during a public meeting in Ramnagar in Satna district.
"Mai aap logon ko vachan dena chahta hoon ki Ram Sushil Patel ko hum log Jail se bahar le aayenge, aur unko churane ke liye BJP ko agar apna khoon bhi bahana padega toh khoon bhi bahane ka kaam karenge (I assure you that we'll get Ram Sushil Patel released from jail even if the BJP has to spill its blood, we'll spill blood also for his release from jail)," Ramkhelawan Patel said to NDTV.
PM Modi had called a meeting at his residence on Thursday and urged the BJP lawmakers to maintain discipline, work for the people and their constituency. This is the not the first time a BJP lawmaker has stirred controversy after BJP's historic mandate win in 17th Lok Sabha elections.
Earlier, the Prime Minister condemned the act of another Madhya Pradesh lawmaker - Akash Vijayvargiya, son of senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, who assaulted a city official with a cricket bat on Wednesday. Before this, PM Modi displayed his disbelief and anger over Sadhvi Pragya Thakurs' remarks and comments against Mahatma Gandhi in support of Nathuram Godse.