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Jokepal: 'Lalu on Lokpal debate'

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav may not win the debate on the Lokpal Bill but he may have the last laugh. Team Anna and candle-light protesters, government and opposition, comrades and rivals were the target of his wit and sarcasm when he spoke in Lok Sabha on why he opposes the Bill. Here is a sample of the choicest Lalu-isms.

delhi Updated: Dec 22, 2011 22:08 IST
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav may not win the debate on the Lokpal Bill but he may have the last laugh. Team Anna and candle-light protesters, government and opposition, comrades and rivals were the target of his wit and sarcasm when he spoke in Lok Sabha on why he opposes the Bill. Here is a sample of the choicest Lalu-isms:

"Lalu ka janam hua 1948 mein, hamare aane se pehle angrez desh chorke bhaag gaye" (The British fled India before I was born in 1948.)

"Footpath se, sadko se saansad nahi chalta." (Parliament does not run from the streets and footpaths)

"Ek retired police adhikaari, do vakil aur ek samajik karyakarta aur ye teen-chaar aadmi milke MP ko, saansad ko dictate kia ja raha hai ki isko paas karo." (A retired police officer along with two advocates, a social worker and three others are dictating Parliament to pass the Bill.)

"We are the law making body, hum samvidhaan banate hain, hum kanoon banate hain... Ye kya samajh liya gaya hai? Kal ko koi aayega anshan karne, dharna dene. Anshan kare, kuch bhi kare, pradarshan kare, apna swasthya theek kare, isse hume kya lena-dena?" (We MPs are the law-making body. We make the Constitution. We make the law. We have nothing to do with those who stage protests or sit on hunger strikes)

"Hum desh ko kis disha mein le jana chahte hain, jo raasta humne chuna hai, ye desh ke loktantra ko, Baba ke banaye huye samvidhaan ko, ye saare cheezon ko nashtanaboon karne ka ek bhaari shadyantra hai" (This is a democratic country. They [Lokpal campaigners] are trying to deconstruct the Constitution made by our leaders. This is a conspiracy.)

"Jo bhi shadyantra chalata ho, jahan se bhi shadyantra chalta ho...ye mamooli cheez nahi hai. Hum ye maaf nahi karega, Kabhi nahi karega." (Conspiracies against our Constitution are not an ordinary thing to do. We shall not forgive those who are a part of this conspiracy)

"Ye jo introduce kia hai, aanan-faanan mein inhone kia hai, hum padhe nahi hain in tamaam baaton ko...isko badhiya se thook-thatharke, Anna Hazare ji ne jo maang nahi kiye... Kaahe paas karega?" (Why should be pass this Bill? We need to look at all pros and cons of this bill that has been introduced by Team Anna)

"Humne kaha Anna ji, hum aapka khilaaf nahi hain, hamare 'yadav baba' ka puja karte hain, ye achhi baat hai...swaasthya par dhyaan dijiye." (We are not against Annaji. It his good for him to worship our god 'Yadav baba' but he should take good care of his health.)

"Dilli mein kadake ka thandak hai to aap Maharashtra ja rahe hain. Lekin wahan Bal Thakeray saahab ne kaha ki koi lokpal ki zaroorat nahi hai." (Annaji shifted his hunger stike from Delhi to Maharashtra, as temperature in Delhi is falling to its lowest levels. On hearing this Bal Thackeray refused to let him stage his protest saying there was no need of a Lokpal bill in Maharashtra.)

"Unka ye dimaag, Bal Thackeray ke vishay mein kehte hain, 'vo to buddha hai', to aap kaun jawaan hain?" (Annaji rebukes Bal Thackeray, calling him an old man. I say he (Hazare) isn't any younger than Bal Thackeray.)

"Ismein media ko kaise dal diya hai aapne. Hum jo bhaashan-waashan karte hain isiliye ki humlog ka photo-voto sab gaon mein pahuchata hai. Usko (Anna Hazare) bhi bhi daal diya." (Media has played an important role in the propaganda of Team Anna's protests)

"Pradhan Mantri desh ka leader hai. Aur pachaas case koi na koi kar dega chaar paanch saal ke baad… Aur ye gaye videsh mein. Waha ka sara shasak bolega, arey ye to jail jaanewala hai. India mein stability nahi hai. Desh ka Pradhan Mantri corruption mein fasa hua hai… Hamara kya chehra hoga? Predhan Mantri ko bilkul out rakho." (The Prime Minister should be kept out of the Lokpal ambit. If he too is be charged with corruption charges we would be laughed upon on for having an 'unstable' government.)

"Jahan case bana, Mayawati ji par das hazaar case thok dega. Mukhya mantri banne wale hain Mulayam Singh Yadav, unpe case thok dega. Hum to expert hain case thokwane mein." (The moment when the bill, as per their demand, gets approved by the government, people like Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav would face corruption charges against them. I am an easy target for being charged for corruption.)

"Annaji sun rahe honge. Annaji ye sasakt Lokpal Bill nahi" (Annaji must be listening to this speech. I would like to tell him that this is not a 'strict lokpal bill')

"Lokpal ka asar sirf MP hi nahi, beaurocrat hi nahi, jo 'candle jalane jate hain', NGO, par bhi hona chahiye" (Lokpal should be applicable on everyone. From the MPs and bureaucrats to 'candlelight marches' and NGOs, everyone should be brought under Lokpal)

"Aur Congress ko main kehna chahta hoon, 'ropa ped babool ka to aam kahan se hoga?' Aap logo ne ye sab kaam shuru kar diya hai isliye chadha rehta hai" (Warning to Congress: 'you cannot reap what you have not sowed')