Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has sparked a row saying BJP should emerge victorious and "we are all BJP workers". He also added that it is "important for the country" that PM Modi is re-elected as the prime minister.
Speaking to ANI, Governor Kalyan Singh said, "We all are BJP workers and we want the BJP to emerge victorious. We want Modi ji to become the PM once again. It is important for the country."
According to the Indian Constitution, a Governor is a neutral post who is supposed to hold a neutral stance and not side with any political party.
In Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, Kalyan Singh came out with in open support for PM Modi ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Kalyan Singh was at the centre of the Babri Masjid demolition case in 1992 when the 16th century mosque was torn down and he was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh.
The 87-year-old former BJP leader quit the party after a few years, but was appointed the Governor of Rajasthan in 2014 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.
PM Modi is seeking re-election as the Prime Ministerial candidate for BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.