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When Lalu became 'loo'

india Updated: Jun 30, 2006 16:03 IST

Railway Minister Lalu Prasad would be most unhappy with this - his first name has been reduced to just 'loo' in Hindi on the gleaming inauguration stone of the railway reservation centre.

That he inaugurated the centre in downtown Shimla just a month ago must be even more galling.

And he only has his staff to blame.

Apparently, the letters were missing because of poor quality paint used by railway authorities, and not because vandals rubbed it off.

Some other letters were also missing in the freshly written stone.

Either way, people walking past the board in the busy tourist town can often be seen giggling when they read what is left of Lalu's name.

The minister had spent a weekend there in May with wife Rabri Devi and their children.