You are all alive because of PM Modi: Bihar minister asserts in viral video


Bihar minister Ram Surat Rai, a BJP leader, is in the spotlight for his effusive praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modis handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A purported video has gone viral on social media in which the minister for revenue and land reforms can be seen holding forth before a small crowd, under a thatched roof.

“If you all are alive today, it is because of Narendra Modi, the minister, apparently not a believer in moderation of speech, can be heard as saying in the video.

“Look at the devastation wrought by Covid in Pakistan and elsewhere. We were saved by Modis vaccine and his deft handling of the economy, he said.


The video was likely shot last week in Muzaffarpur district to which Rai belongs.

The minister has been in news for his lack of restraint on more than one occasion in the recent past.

In the heat of the anti-Agnipath protests, he had dubbed the arsonists as “aatanki” (terrorists), much to the annoyance of Chief Minister Nitish Kumars JD(U), which had taken a sympathetic view of the agitation.

Last month, his outbursts against the CMs veto on transfers and postings of more than 100 officials he had cleared, also made headlines.

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