Punjabi Sufi singer and BJP candidate from reserved North West Delhi parliamentary constituency Hans Raj Hans on Thursday said that anyone who questions Prime Minister Narendra Modi's honesty will not prosper and his graph will go down with every passing day.
Rejecting opposition's charge of him being an outsider in the constituency, the BJP candidate from North West Delhi said this reflected their fear of defeat.
In an interview to the PTI, he said, "Who can question Modi's honesty. Go and check his property. See how his mother, brothers and sisters live.â€ "Anyone questioning Modi's honesty should fear the god. His graph will go down day by day, I say this as a fakir. Even if your enemy does something good, you should praise him," the Sufi singer added.
He also heaped praise on Modi for paying equal attention to the development and security of the country and restraining Pakistan with tough measures. "He is the man who has subdued Pakistan which had made things difficult for us. The role of army is laudable, but it was there earlier also but people were not honest, they lacked guts to issue orders. Our brave soldiers will do the needful, just give orders," the singer-cum-politician noted.
"The character of a man never changes. I am in politics for ten years, but if you spend some time with me, you will have my impression as an artist doing the talks."
Hans also took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his attacks on Modi over allegations of corruption in Rafale fighter jet deal. "He has no vision. He appears to talk like a child and keeps on ranting Rafale, Rafale. The Supreme Court has now restrained him," Hans concluded.
Hans who belongs to Jalandhar in Punjab started his political journey from the Siromani Akali Dal (SAD) in 2009. However, in December 2014, he resigned from the party to join the Congress from which he jumped to BJP in 2016.
Hans emerged as a surprise candidate on the North West Delhi seat, dislodging sitting BJP MP Udit Raj as official party candidate, forcing the latter to rebel and join Congress. He will face AAP's Guggan Singh and Congress' Rajesh Lilothia in the contest.
Besides Punjabi songs, Hans has also rendered a number of hugely popular Bollywood ditties including "Dil Tote Tote Ho Gaya" in the movie 'Bichhoo'.