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Lalu backtracks on Varun under roller remark

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, under the Election Commission scanner for his remark that he would have ordered a roller to crush BJP leader Varun Gandhi for his alleged anti-Muslim speech, on Friday changed tack claiming what he referred to was “legal bulldozer”.

india Updated: Apr 10, 2009 20:47 IST

RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, under the Election Commission scanner for his remark that he would have ordered a roller to crush BJP leader Varun Gandhi for his alleged anti-Muslim speech, on Friday changed tack claiming what he referred to was “legal bulldozer”.

Addressing an election meeting in Purnia, Prasad said what he meant was that “Varun Gandhi will be crushed under the legal bulldozer for trying to fan communalism”.

“There is an attempt to throw me in jail but I am prepared even for that. After all, Swaraj was achieved when people went to jail”, the Railway Minister said.

Prasad had last week said that had he been the Home Minister, he would have ordered a roller to run over Varun for his alleged hate speeches in Pilibhit.