Alleging that Railways Minister Lalu Prasad poses a threat to her son Varun Gandhi's life, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Pilbhit Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday complained to the police.
Her written complaint was submitted to the senior superintendent of police, Badaun district, N Ravindran. Badaun borders the Aonla constituency from where Maneka Gandhi is now contesting.
"She has complained to the SSP that Lalu has used objectionable remarks against Varun and also threatened to kill him," Badaun district BJP chief Rajiv Kumar said.
At a rally in Bihar on Monday, the RJD chief had said that if he were the home minister he would have run a "roller" over Varun Gandhi who has been jailed in Uttar Pradesh for his reported hate speeches against Muslims.
"If I were the country's home minister, and if Varun had said this, then I would have run a roller over his chest," Lalu Prasad said.
Maneka Gandhi, who has been making frequent visits to her new constituency Aonla in Bareilly district, submitted the complaint on her official letter head.
However, no first information report (FIR) has been registered yet.
"We have received the complaint but as the SSP is out of the city, we will not be able to comment on the further course of action," said an official of the SSP's office. The SSP could not be contacted.
A senior police officer said if a case was registered against Lalu, he was likely to be booked under Sections 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation if threat be to cause death or grievous hurt, etc.) of the Indian Penal Code.
Badaun is about 300 km from Lucknow.
Maneka Gandhi is contesting from Aonla as she has vacated her long-time Pilibhit constituency for Varun, who is in Etah jail for his reported inflammatory remarks.