Chidambaram slams BJP leaders for their remarks

New Delhi, Nov 22  Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bihar BJP Chief Nityanand Rai for their recent remarks, saying "that is what an intolerant political party does to a person".

"Cancer is divine justice for sins' says Assam Minister Sharma. That is what switching parties does to a person," said Chidambaram on Twitter, citing Sarma's comment on the dreaded disease.

"Cut off hands of PM Modi's critics' says Bihar BJP Chief. That is what being in an intolerant political party does to a person," Chidambaram added.

Rai had said in Patna: "Any finger or hand raised against the PM, we should get together to either broken or, if need be, chop it off."