Controversial BJP MLA Surendra Singh has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi a reincarnation of Lord Ram who along with party president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will realise the dream of Ram Rajya in the country.

The ruling party MLA felt the gods had sent Amit Shah as Lord Ram’s brother Laxman and as Chanakya, the legendary advisor to emperor Chandragupta Maurya.

Referring to Adityanath, he said, “And see the coincidence that as Brahmachari Hanuman, Yogiji has also come.”

“This team of Ram, Laxman and Hanuman will realise the dream of Ram Rajya in Bharat and Ram Rajya will be established in national politics,” he told reporters here last night.

Drawing on another Ramayana analogy, the MLA from Bairia had once termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee `Surpanakha’, the sister of demon king Ravan.

Known for making controversial remarks, he had also courted controversy by saying that parents are responsible for the increasing incidents of rape and they should not let their children roam around freely.

Asked about Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar, Singh said if he was so concerned about the people of his caste he should not be asking for tickets for his family members.

Rajbhar, a minister in the Adityanth government, has accused the BJP government of having a casteist mindset.

The MLA also attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying that though he has said he finds himself fit for the post of prime minister, he cannot provide leadership to the country.