New Delhi: BJP MP Swami Sakshi Maharaj on Tuesday invoked spirituality to seek peoples' support for BJP in the upcoming Delhi assembly elections, saying he has come as a saint and should not be sent back "empty handed".
In his address at a public meeting in Najafgarh, Maharaj also came out in support of Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, saying the opposition should have relented after she apologised for making certain comments in a rally in Dwarka last week.
"I have come here as a saint and it is said that if a saint comes to your door, he should not be returned empty handed," the Lok Sabha MP from Unnao consitituency in Uttar Pradesh said.
Asking the people to support BJP, he also referred to stories of Ramayana in trying to woo them.
"I am the saint and have come here from Haridwar. We are such people who once had gone to King Dashrath and on our demand, he gave us his sons but he didn't give up his dharam..I have not come here to demand money..I have come here to seek your support," he said.
He also attacked the Opposition for disrupting proceedings in Parliament over Jyoti's hate speech.
"Sadhvi comes from a backward cast and has became an MP for the first time. If she said something wrong, is there any option available besides saying sorry? The Prime Minister had also spoken on the issue. But they (Opposition parties) didn't allow the House to run for so many days," Maharaj said.
Attacking Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, the BJP leader also referred to certain objectionable remarks against late Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri by TMC MP Kalyan Baneerjee at a meeting in West Bengal.
"Which language did TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee use for Lal Bahadhur Shastri, you all know," he said.
Attcking Kejriwal, he said "I want to appeal to you that don't support those who ran away from their responsibility."