An FIR was filed by the Jharkhand Police against Giriraj under several Sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Representation of People's Act, 1951, but the BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Nawada constituency remained defiant and refused to take back his comments.

But this defiance did not go well with Twitter users, who started trending #ModiSendMeToPak hash tag and scorned at Giriraj for his insensitive remarks.

“I am a Maharashtrian, sometimes my non Maharashtrian cousins call me Ghati. Can I speak Marathi in Pakistan? #ModiSendMeToPak,” said a Twitter user Sameer Khan with Twitter handle ‏@SamKhan999.

Another Twitter user Shivam Vij ‏@DilliDurAst tweeted: “MT @_rahul_bansal_: #ModiSendMeToPak I heard kababs r amazing there.”

“Am glad despite this divisive election that people haven't lost their sense of humour. #ModiSendMeToPak is hilarious,” tweeted Katherine Hay ‏@KeHay 22h.

"Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have place in Pakistan and not in India," Singh told a poll meeting at Mohanpur Haat Maidan near Deogarh on Friday.

Just like Giriraj, VHP president Praveen Togadia also became the butt of several jokes and banters on Twitter for his hate speech against Muslims.

(JPN)

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