Making it clear that he would have taken action against Varun Gandhi if he had made anti- Muslim remarks in Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said no one should be allowed to spread fire.
"I would have taken legal action. Such remarks are a crime under the law. We would have taken immediate legal action," he told NDTV when asked as to what steps he would have taken against Gandhi, BJP's Lok Sabha candidate from Pilibhit, in case he had made the remarks in Bihar.
"If he has spoken, he has spoken. There is a CD. A chargesheet would have been filed based on his statement. No one should be allowed to spread fire in the country no matter how big the person is," the JD (U) leader said.
Kumar said, "People will stop giving such comments only after they start getting punished."
He parried a question on whether he would have invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against Gandhi.
"I am a state Chief Minister. I would not like to react on what another state government has done until I do not check the documents," he said.